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Friends of Cedar Mesa Opening Bears Ears Education Center

Austin Cope

As the legal battle for Bears Ears National Monument's designation goes on, the Utah landmark will get its first education center. 

Friends of Cedar Mesa will open the Bears Ears Education Center on Sept. 22 in Bluff, Utah, after the conservation nonprofit received donations from across the country. Though some aspects of the center have not reached completion, board member Tamara Desrosiers said an entry point for monument information is critical to its preservation.


“We just felt like we were filling a void in that education opportunity,” Desrosiers said.


She joined KSJD’s Daniel Rayzel to break down the necessity of the monument having a central point of reference.