Public Lands - Dr. Kathie Allen for Utah Senate Public Lands - Dr. Kathie Allen for Utah Senate

Public Lands

National parks and monuments fulfill a unique need we human beings have—to appreciate that we, too, are natural beings in a complex ecosystem. Like most Utahns, I was pleased by the designation of the Bears Ears National Monument, which lies within the 3rd Congressional District. The Inter-Tribal Coalition that developed the monument proposal put aside inter-tribal animosities and came together to protect their sacred lands. The rest of us should follow their example. This monument, like all of our public lands, must be maintained and protected for all our children and grandchildren to enjoy, not sold for short-term profit.