Would Bears Ears designation expose sacred sites to destructive tourist traffic?

Bears Ears: Will tourism be placed over preservation? “At the Effigy National Monument, it seems like tourism took precedence over preservation. Can we expect the same should the Bears Ears region be designated a national monument? The people of San Juan County, who aren’t willing to gamble with the answer to that question, have loudly voiced their opposition to the […]

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Forest Service claims Trail of Tears destruction to ‘dissuade’ off-roading

Fallout from Forest Service damage to Trail of Tears escalates The fallout continues after the construction more than two years ago of 35 earthen berms along almost a mile of the Trail of Tears in the Cherokee National Forest. A whistle-blower group has now called for an independent investigation, and the Tennessee Historical Commission has withdrawn from a 2005 cultural […]

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