Monticello, Utah. On August 9, 2013, Navajo Nation and Utah Diné Bikéyah representatives offered their vision for Navajo ancestral and federal public lands within San Juan County. At the request of Utah Congressman Rob Bishop, the 1.9 million acre Diné Bikéyah National Conservation Area that includes wilderness designations and co-managed areas was presented to an open house convened at the San Juan County Courthouse in Monticello, Utah.
“For the Navajo, to collaborate in the management of the Diné Bikéyah National Conservation Area ensures that these lands will be managed in a manner that protects our deep interests,” Fred White, Executive Director, Navajo Nation Department of Natural Resources.
Photo above: Utah Dine Bikeyah board members in Monument Valley. Monticello, Utah. On August 9, 2013, Navajo Nation and Utah Diné…