SOS Supports President Trump in reducing Bears Ears National Monument

The Stewards of San Juan County enthusiastically support President Trump's bold leadership on the issue of the Bears Ears National Monument designation, and appreciate his willingness to listen to the people of San Juan County.

SOS Invites You to Participate in a Non-Rally-Rally of our Own

As many of you know, there has been a lot of stirring in our corner of the world this weekend in anticipation of an announcement or recommendation from the White House regarding the Bears Ears National Monument and Secretary Zinke’s visit. As a message of solidarity and continued awareness, SOS invites you to participate in a non-rally-Rally of our own, while you're spending time with your families and other commitments.

Biased survey found predetermined outcome

There are many different types of data, statistical, factual (i.e. mathematical), etc. Statistical data can be biased, illusory, and restrictive, in such a way that it is influenced, and does not fairly represent the population. This data may not mean what it’s asserted to mean, even if the results are theoretically accurate, and thus, the ability to be a ‘statistical white lie’.

Concerned Americans Need to ACT! Comment now to RESCIND BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

AT this very moment, Secretary Zinke has opened up PUBLIC COMMENTS for an Executive Order review of 27 National Monuments designated or expanded since January 1, 1996 BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT is priority number ONE! Thanks for all of your hard work to ensure that this terrible monument is RESCINDED. The U.S. Department of the … Continue reading Concerned Americans Need to ACT! Comment now to RESCIND BEARS EARS NATIONAL MONUMENT

SOS Celebrate’s and Thanks the Voices that Oppose Bears Ears National Monument

Save Bears Ears, Stewards of San Juan County, Trump this Monument

“Unlike the rally being held 300 miles away at the state Capitol, the San Juan celebration of local voices is about bringing together those who know and love our public lands the most. For the monument advocates, San Juan County is a vacation spot. For us, it’s our home.” – Ryan Benally, SOS Vice President

“Finally, rural America has a voice again”

"Historically, the Act calls for the President to designate the 'smallest area compatible with proper care and management of the objects to be protected,'" Zinke continued. "Despite this clear directive 'smallest area' has become the exception and not the rule. Under the President's leadership, I will work with local, state and Tribal governments to review monument designations made the past 20 years and make sure they work for the local communities.

A BEARS EARS ALTERNATIVE SOLUTION

At the heart of the debate is the question—WHY? Why do we need national monument designation for 1.35 million acres of federal lands now administered by the BLM and the US Forest Service? What are the addressed concerns and impacts that would be mitigated?

A Realistic View of Bears Ears National Monument

My dear Grandma Betty Jones taught me that over-reliance on federal management caused many intergenerational problems Native Americans still have to this day. She’d know, she is one of the few remaining, living examples of government relocation from the Glen Canyon Dam area. Native people had to tragically pass through a terrible history to understand what “federal management” means.