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One Planet: The fight to save Bears Ears National Monument

Bears Ears National Monument. Bureau of Land Management


On this edition of Your Call’s One Planet Series, we’ll discuss the rich cultural and historical significance of Bears Ears National Monument to Native Tribes.

Last December, the Trump administration sharply reduced the size of the sprawling region of red rock canyons by 85 percent. Five tribes have sued, saying the administration has violated the Antiquities Act and doesn’t have the authorityto alter a National Monument. What should be done to protect and preserve public lands?  


Alastair Lee Bitsoi, communications coordinator for Utah Diné Bikéyah

Caty Enders, contributing editor at Guardian US, and a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT

Hans Cole, director of campaigns and advocacy for Patagonia, Inc

Web Resources:

Utah Diné Bikéyah

NY Times: Patagonia v. Trump

The Guardian: This Land is Your Land

Patagonia: Why Should the Public Care About Public Lands?