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A welcome sign at the entrance to the Bison Range in Montana, which is now managed by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. (Tom Stack/Alamy Photo)

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Tribal co-management of federal public lands leads to new protections
Following National Public Lands Day, Indigenous leaders discuss working with agencies to manage dispossessed

This October marked two years since President Joe Biden restored Bears Ears National Monument to its original boundaries, which President Donald Trump had reduced by 85% in 2017.

By Anna V. Smith, High Country News October 31, 2023