The Bears Ears actual area sits in roughly two square miles. That’s about .0006 percent of the proposed monument. How the designation of calling it Bears Ears National Monument came to be is incomprehensible.
Scott Groene from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance asked Jonah how he felt about the north boundary being extended up through Canyonlands. “The more land the better”, Jonah said. “We are with you.”
“The whole tone of it seems like the tribes are generally being used as pawns for the environmental groups to get what they really want,” Clarke said. “They are being played. It is somewhat insulting.”
This monument will prohibit and limit the use of this land by native Americans in San Juan County and other local residents.