Public Lands

Visitors to Rainbow Bridge National Monument are advised that access from Lake Powell will become significantly more difficult until further notice, due to lowering lake levels and mud and debris from rain events.  Effective immediately, there will no longer be dock access to the shoreline. The...
The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum’s “New to the Edge” exhibit features several new pottery vessels, including two that apparently hail from the Edge of the Cedars Pueblo itself. A recent donor, a local youth in the early 1960s, returned two vessels that were recovered from the site years...
The Utah Permanent Community Impact Board (CIB) approved a $1 million grant and a $258,000 low-interest loan for the City of Monticello at the October 7 CIB meeting. The funds will be used to purchase water rights in the Spring Creek drainage for up to 1,570.4 acre-feet of water.  The current...
President Joseph Biden signed an executive order restoring the Bears Ears National Monument to its original designated size on Friday, October 8.  President Biden’s designation places the monument at 1.36 million acres, after the addition of 11,200 acres that President Trump added to the monument...
view near the Bears Ears buttes, photo by: Spencer Gosney
President Joseph Biden will sign an executive order restoring the Bears Ears National Monument to its original designated size on Friday, October 8.   President Biden’s designation places the monument at 1.36 million acres, after the addition of 11,200 acres that President Trump added to the...
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is recommending that President Joe Biden restore Bears Ears National Monument to its original size, according to a June 14 report in the Washington Post. The original boundaries of the monument totaled 1.35 million acres – all in San Juan County – when it was...
Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland recently completed a three-day visit to the area to investigate the boundaries of Bears Ears and Grand Staircase Escalante national monuments. The first Native American Secretary of the Interior arrived in Bluff on Wednesday, April 7, where she met with tribal...
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland discussed her visit to San Juan County at an April 8 press conference at Edge of the Cedars State Park / Museum in Blanding. Haaland said she had been to the area several times before but added that this time, she was here to listen to the Governor, the Utah...
Department of the Interior Secretary Deb Haaland is visiting San Juan County this week to take a first-hand look at the Bears Ears National Monument. Haaland will arrive in Utah midweek and tour the national monument. At some point following the visit, Haaland will release a report to President Joe...
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland will visit San Juan County in coming days to take a first-hand look at Bears Ears National Monument. Details of the Secretary’s visit were still not released at the press deadline, but the visit is planned to take place in the month of April. Haaland was approved as...

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