Public Trust

A Film About The Fight for America’s Public Lands

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The Conflicts

Learn more about three essential areas under threat

Bears Ears

Bears Ears is a national monument located in southeastern Utah. It was first established as a monument by President Barack Obama in 2016, to be managed in conjunction with a coalition of five local tribes—all of which have ancestral ties to the region. But President Trump reduced the monument by 85 percent. The areas of the monument that lost protection are now open for uranium mining leases and oil and gas exploration.

Uranium Mining
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Boundary Waters

The Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness is a 1-million-acre protected wilderness area in northern Minnesota, visited by more than 200,000 people every year. But the area is threatened by a proposed sulfide-ore copper mine that, if approved, could damage the watershed.

Copper-sulfide Mining
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Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is a 19-million-acre area in northeastern Alaska. It’s home to the Porcupine caribou herd and a sacred Gwich’in land. But it is also under threat from possible oil and gas interests, proponents of which are working to push through legislation to open the Refuge for drilling.

Oil Mining
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