Dear Mr. Clarke and Sen. Vickers,

Thank you for submitting the referenced Op-Eds describing the reasons you think the monument designation should be changed. We invite you to engage in a respectful discussion about the issues you raised. We are a group of ordinary citizens in southwest Utah that formed 11 years ago in response to a lack of public engagement and fact-finding opportunities involving some of our area’s important issues: our public lands, water, air and climate quality, and how we grow. We are an independent group not influenced by outside forces, but we have influence on regional and national conservation organizations addressing issues in Utah by virtue of our constituency.

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Letter to Clarke and Vickers on Bears Ears