About Utah Diné Bikéyah
Utah Diné Bikéyah (UDB) established itself in 2011 as a first of its kind Native American organization focused on safeguarding cultural resources and protecting the ecological integrity of ancestral, public lands in southeastern Utah. UDB has a ten person, all-Native Board of Directors (Navajo and Ute), holds a Memorandum of Agreement with the Navajo Nation and Bureau of Land Management, and aims to establish itself as a leader among conservation organizations. UDB’s primary objective over the next fourteen months is to achieve designation for the two million acre Bears Ears region as a National Monument. Following Bears Ears designation, UDB will engage in the long-term stewardship of this cultural landscape by developing the capacity of local community leaders who will work as active partners with state and federal agencies, Tribes, and other non-profit organizations to improve on-the-ground public land management.
From the blog
Broad Coalition Sues to Stop Trump Administration’s Unlawful Dismemberment of the Bears Ears National Monument
For Immediate Release: December 6, 2017 CONTACTS: See list below (Washington, D.C.)–A broad coalition of Native American, conservation, and historic preservation organizations, outdoor industry, scientists, and outdoor recreationists sued the Trump Administration today to strike down the President’s extreme overreach of authority in revoking the Bears Ears National Monument. The … read more
Conservation Lands Foundation Condemns Trump Administration’s Illegal Elimination of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments
Contact: Brian Sybert (406) 438-5185 Durango, Colo. (December 4th, 2017) – The Conservation Lands Foundation condemns the Trump Administration’s proclamation today as an illegal assault against Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments, and vows to file suit in federal court to overturn this executive action. By reducing Bears Ears by … read more
Dear Secretary Zinke, We are community leaders representing thousands of local citizen-advocates and volunteer stewards of America’s land-based national monuments. We live in and represent the gateway communities to these treasured places–most of which are part of America’s National Conservation Lands, protected lands that stands proudly alongside our national parks … read more