Preserve Bears Ears for Future Generations
The recently established Bears Ears National Monument in southern Utah is a magnificent landscape of fiery canyons and wind-carved plateaus that contains ancestral lands and cultural sites of immense spiritual importance to many Native American people. The Monument protects more than 100,000 archaeological sites—in fact, Bears Ears has more cultural sites than any other U.S. National Park or National Monument.
As such, Bears Ears holds an important—yet fragile—place in American history. But government protections are being stripped from Bears Ears, and there is no federal funding earmarked for the customary visitor center most national parks and monuments need for their safeguarding.
Grand Circle Foundation is proud to support the Friends of Cedar Mesa, a Utah-based conservation non-profit, in their work to open the Visit with Respect Education Center on the outskirts of the monument. The Center, housed in a converted bar, aims to educate visitors, reduce their impact, and instill in them a deeper appreciation of the monument’s importance. The Lewis Family Conservation Foundation will match individual donations up to 150,000—for a total of up to $300,000. Together, we can help ensure that these sacred lands are respected and preserved for indigenous groups and all those who visit.
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