Bears Ears’ visitor center is a grassroots affair

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Bears Ears’ visitor center is a grassroots affair

Local nonprofit educates growing number of visitors
Volunteers stand outside the Bears Ears Education Center, formerly the Silver Dollar Bar, in Bluff, Utah. Josh Ewing, executive director of the land-conservation nonprofit Friends of Cedar Mesa, hopes that 10,000 people will pass through the doors this year.

Bears Ears’ visitor center is a grassroots affair

Volunteers stand outside the Bears Ears Education Center, formerly the Silver Dollar Bar, in Bluff, Utah. Josh Ewing, executive director of the land-conservation nonprofit Friends of Cedar Mesa, hopes that 10,000 people will pass through the doors this year.

Bears Ears’ visitor center is a grassroots affair

The two buttes that make up the namesake for Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah. Federal agencies estimate that more than 130,000 visitors came to the newly shrunken monument in 2017, a 72% surge from the year before. The Bureau of Land Management estimates put the monument-wide number in 2018 as high as 750,000.

Bears Ears’ visitor center is a grassroots affair

Arch Canyon is within Bears Ears National Monument in Utah.
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