Sister Maureen Wild, back row, second from right.

Sister Maureen Wild joined two US Sister-friends (a Franciscan and a Sister of Mercy) for this special interfaith pilgrimage to Bears Ears in Utah Nov 16/17.  It faces possible threat, from the Trump Administration, of losing the protections put in place by the Obama Administration.  After joint consultation with Tribal Leaders and industry reps (oil and gas) President Obama had signed a protection of 1.3 million acres as a National Monument.  It truly is an extraordinary place of wilderness diversity and amazing canyon vistas.  We saw three cougars, numerous deer, wild turkeys and a silver fox.  The forest has a great diversity of trees depending what altitude of this high altitude terrain (goes past 9000 ft).

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