Bears Ears National Monument (BENM), a site with extraordinary cultural, scientific, and recreational values, was established by President Barack Obama of the United States in 2016. One year later, the monument’s area was reduced by 85%. Due to backlash from stakeholders, such as the indigenous, scientific, and environmental communities, and multiple options have presented themselves to resolve the conflict. This paper provides a thorough but condensed knowledge of the ongoing and proposed efforts to maintain the original boundaries of the BENM.
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Bears Ears National Monument: Politics, Controversy, and Potential Remedies
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Case Studies in the Environment (2019) 3 (1): 1–9.
Samantha Creadon, Erin C. Bergren; Bears Ears National Monument: Politics, Controversy, and Potential Remedies. Case Studies in the Environment 31 December 2019; 3 (1): 1–9. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/cse.2019.001990
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