By Sutherland Staff
Published on Sept 5, 2017

Sutherland Institute has been working with the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) to develop principled solutions for achieving true tribal co-management of the Bears Ears National Monument area. Here are our recommendations.

Background: In response to President Donald Trump’s executive order to review the status of 27 national monuments, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke issued an interim report in June on the Bears Ears National Monument. The report suggested that Congress “authorize tribal co-management of designated cultural areas” within the monument and designate selected areas “as national recreation areas or national conservation areas.” There are several ways Congress and the Interior Department could now implement formal co-management. 

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