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Backcountry Supports America’s National Monuments

Make Your Voice Heard

A Letter from Our CEO

Spending time outside is at the heart of our business and is central to the lives of our customers and employees alike; public lands are the setting to many special moments. These public lands are a vital part of who we are, and we need to cherish and protect them. Generations before us have had the foresight to protect these places, and now it’s our turn. As a Utah-based company, we’ve shared some of our best outdoor adventures with family and friends in two of the National Monuments currently under review by the recent Executive Order: the Bears Ears and
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.

Bears Ears contains the complex cliff dwellings and petroglyphs of Grand Gulch, in addition to over 100,000 other archaeological and cultural sites. One of the world’s premier climbing destinations, Indian Creek, lies within its boundaries. Likewise, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a place of incomparable beauty and one of our favorite places in the state. We have canyoneered through the tributaries of the Escalante, gazed up at sheer red walls while hiking through the Buckskin Gulch, and gained perspective seeing the geological layers of the White and Vermillion Cliffs on the horizon. These places are unparalleled in their unique beauty.

We continue to partner with The Nature Conservancy to support their work at the Canyonlands Research Center (CRC) located at Dugout Ranch in the newly formed Bears Ears National Monument. The CRC provides a research facility for scientists to develop solutions for land management within the changing climate on the Colorado Plateau.

Your involvement is also critical. Now is the time to make your voice heard on the importance of preserving our public lands. The Department of Interior has created a forum for public comment on the Monument designation. No matter your opinion, please express it and make your voice heard.

Thank you,
Jonathan Nielsen
CEO, Backcountry

Make Your Voice Heard

In advance of a decision on existing National Monuments, the Department of the Interior is soliciting comments from the public. This is your chance to make your voice heard.

Submit a Comment

The deadline for comments relating to Bears Ears National Monument is May 26, 2017.
Comments relating to all other National Monuments must be submitted before July 10, 2017.

Support The Nature Conservancy

We’ve created a special limited-edition T-shirt featuring original artwork by Jim Harris, photographer and artist, depicting the Indian Creek Corridor in Bear Ears.

For every shirt sold, Backcountry will donate $20 to The Nature Conservancy and its Canyonlands Research Center (CRC) at Dugout Ranch in Utah, which is developing new solutions for land and water management on the Colorado Plateau.*

*Backcountry will contribute $20 from the sale of this T-shirt from May 19 to July 19, 2017 to The Nature Conservancy. Promotion not valid in Alabama, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Mississippi, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and South Carolina.

About The Nature Conservancy

The Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to preserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, it creates innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. Working in more than 70 countries, it uses a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit nature.org, nature.org/Utah, write to 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22203, telephone at (800) 628-6860, or follow @nature_press on Twitter.