The BLM and USDA Forest Service to host Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee meeting

Canyon Country DO
Monticello FO
Media Contact
Anna Rehkopf

MONTICELLO, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management Monticello Field Office and U.S. Department of Agriculture Manti-La Sal National Forest will host a field tour of the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee on Aug. 7 and a meeting on Aug. 8, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hideout Community Center located at 648 South Hideout Way, Monticello, UT 84535. There will be a virtual meeting attendance option for the meeting on Aug. 8, but not the field visit on Aug. 7.  

Planned meeting agenda items include an overview of the planning efforts to-date, discussion of management alternatives included in the draft Bears Ears National Monument Resource Management Plan, upcoming steps in the planning process including proposed RMP, protest period, and governor’s consistency review, and general management and administrative updates. The Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee is a citizen-based committee consisting of 15 members representing interests in the local community and monument values.  

The agenda and meeting access information (including how to log in and participate) will be announced on the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee webpage at 30 days in advance of the meeting. Public comments will be accepted at 1:15 p.m. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment, the amount of time for individual comments may be limited.  

The Aug. 7 field tour will include visits to multiple sites within the Bears Ears National Monument. The public is welcome to attend the field tour but must provide their own transportation and meals. Individuals who plan to attend must RSVP at least one week in advance of the field tour to or by calling the Monticello Field Office at 435-587-1500.  

Written statements or questions related to the public meeting may also be directed to the BLM Monticello Field Office, Attn: Rachel Wootton/BENM MAC, P.O. Box 7, Monticello, UT 84535, by phone at 435-587-1500, or via email with the subject line “Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee” to Members of the public may also contact the Bureau of Land Management with reasonable requests for accommodation to participate.  

House on Fire, an archeological site within Bears Ears National Monument — a constructed stone structure, located in an alcove with distinct ribbons of sandstone creating a flame-like appearance.
House on Fire, Bears Ears National Monument