Juniper hairstreak (Callophrys gryneus) on monument plant/showy gentian (Frasera speciosa), Bears Ears National Monument, San Juan County, Utah
Images in this gallery were taken either within the Bears Ears, or within the original boundaries, or in adjacent areas at risk of cumulative impacts. The Bears Ears area holds one the most significant and sacred landscapes in North America, composed of over 13,000 years of human occupancy, over 100,000 estimated archaeological sites, and active places of ceremony for present-day tribes.
Actions from the Trump administration exclude many of the natural and cultural resources featured in this gallery from the protections of a National Monument. These eviscerated sacred places are at an increased risk of development.