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H.R. 4532: Shash Jaa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act
This bill, introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. John Curtis (R-UT), builds on President Trump’s reduction of Bears Ears National Monument (BENM) and creates a tribally co-managed national monument in Utah.
The President Has No Power Unilaterally to Abolish or Materially Change a National Monument Designation Under the Antiquities Act of 1906
We (Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer) have been asked by our client, National Parks Conservation Association, whether a sitting President may unilaterally abolish or materially change a national monument that was established ...
Bears Ears Controversy: Presidential Proclamation -- Establishment of the Bears Ears National Monument
In this proclamation, the Office of the Press Secretary under the Barack Obama administration establishes Bears Ears National Monument.
Antiquities Act: Scope of Authority for Modification of National Monuments
(Congressional Research Service, 2016-11)
Beginning with President Theodore Roosevelt, Presidents have protected well over 100 areas under the Antiquities Act of 1906.1 These protected areas, totaling hundreds of millions of acres of land as well as large marine ...
Bears Ears Controversy: Presidential Proclamation Modifying the Bears Ears National Monument
This proclamation by President Donald J. Trump details a significant reduction to the size of Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase-Escalante--previously federally protected lands in Utah. This reduction of ...
Bears Ears Controversy: Some Monumental Issues
(Archaeology Southwest, 1/8/2018)
This blog post was published in January 2018 by WSU professor emeritus Bill Lipe in response to the Trump administration's announcement in December 2017 that it will radically shrink federally protected lands in Utah, ...
Position on H.R. 4532, Shash Jáa National Monument and Indian Creek National Monument Act
The National Parks Conservation Association submitted the following position to the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources Federal Lands Subcommittee ahead of a hearing scheduled for January 9, 2018.
Bears Ears Archaeological Experts Gathering: Assessing and Looking Ahead
(Archaeology Southwest, 2017)
This report shares the outcomes of a two-day gathering of archaeologists who work or have worked within what is now Bears Ears National Monument or in southeastern Utah more generally. Our gathering sought to tap their ...
Farming and Foraging on the Southwestern Frontier: an overview of previous research of the archaeological and historical resources of the Great Cedar Mesa Area
([Salt Lake City] : Antiquities Section, Division of State History, 2/1/2010 0)
The Archaeology of Bears Ears
(SAA Archaeological Record, 2017-11)
This report recounts the history of archaeology in the Bears Ears region of Utah (USA), including the Cedar Mesa Project.