Battle Over Bears Ears

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Explore the deep connections to place and the vast cultural divides that are fueling the fight over how the Bears Ears Monument is protected and managed. At its heart, it's a battle for homeland and sovereignty. Bears Ears, a remote section of land characterized by its distinctive red cliffs and abundance of juniper and sage, is at the center of a fight over who has a say in how Western landscapes are protected and managed. The Monument was first declared under President Obama, and then drastically reduced in size by President Trump. Now, under the Biden administration, the moment's fate is under review. Regardless of politics, questions remain--whose voices are heard, whose are lost, and how do all sides find common ground in this uncommon place?

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