Since 2013, the oil and gas industry has expressed an interest in leasing 105,000 acres inside or within a mile of what became the Bears Ears National Monument’s eastern boundary. Some of these 88 parcels could be auctioned if President Trump shrinks the monument as recommended by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke.
BLM parcels proposed for oil and gas
Bears Ears Final Monument Area
Represenative Bishop's Proposed Monument Area
Inter-Tribal Coalition Proposed Monument Area
Bears Ears points of interest
Source: Center for Biological Diversity, Bureau of Land Management