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

MONTICELLO, Utah — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Monticello Field Office and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Manti-La Sal National Forest will host a virtual public meeting of the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee on June 29 and 30, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During the meeting, the committee will discuss and provide input on Bears Ears National Monument management. 

Planned agenda items include an overview of the upcoming planning efforts, specifically resource conditions and trends, uses, activities and preliminary alternative management strategies in the Bears Ears National Monument. The Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee is a citizen-based committee consisting of up to 15 members representing interests in the local community and monument values. 

The Bears Ears National Monument is co-managed by the BLM and USDA Forest Service, with traditional and historical guidance of Tribal Nations through the Bears Ears Commission. 

“The BLM, USDA Forest Service and the Bears Ears Commission appreciate the commitment of the Bears Ears National Monument Advisory Committee members, both past and present,” said BLM Canyon Country District Manager Gary Torres. “As we move ahead with the new planning efforts, we look forward to hearing from the Monument Advisory Committee and others interested in the management and protection of the Bears Ears National Monument.”   

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, in advance of the meeting. Public comments will be accepted at 1:30 p.m. each day. Depending on the number of people wishing to comment, the amount of time for individual comments may be limited. 

Written statements or questions related to the online public meeting may also be directed to the BLM Monticello Field Office, Attention: Rachel Wootton, 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 Wootton with reasonable requests for accommodation to participate. 

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land located primarily in 12 western states, including Alaska, on behalf of the American people. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. Our mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

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Rachel Wootton