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Bears Ears Partnership leads on the ground site conservation, education, stewardship and research programs to protect and build respect for the greater Bears Ears cultural landscape.

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Visit With Respect

Cultural sites are sacred to Indigenous peoples and integral to American history. By treading softly and leaving things as we find them, we show respect for those who came before us and those who will visit after us.

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Education Center

Bears Ears Education Center

The Bears Ears Education Center is a community-powered space that aims to equip hikers, backpackers, paddlers, climbers and other visitors with tips and resources on how to visit the public lands of San Juan County and Bears Ears National Monument with respect.


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Explore Bears Ears

Bears Ears National Monument offers a wealth to do and see, including camping, hiking and scenic drives.  Learn how to visit with respect on foot, on wheels and more.

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Cedar Mesa Butterfly Count

Cedar Mesa Butterfly Count

Join BEP for day two of our second annual Butterfly Count, this time at Cedar Mesa! Did you know southeast Utah is home to more than 100 butterfly species? You'll learn why butterflies are important to the ecosystem, how to identify different species and how to count them. Not only is this a fun way to learn about the Bears Ears landscape, you'll be contributing data that will support conservation efforts. 

Bring: water, snacks, lunch, hiking boots, phones/camera, binoculars, day pack.

Ricky will provide guide booklets and butterfly nets.


8:30am: Meet up at Kane Gulch Ranger Station

9am: Head to Count Location (TBD)

9am-2pm: Survey butterflies

Optional: Join Ricky on a canyon hike near springs, 9-mile roundtrip or more -- exact locations TBD.

To attend:

1. Fill out the registration below

2. Fill out the Waiver form

3. Sign the photo release form

Questions? Contact Ricky Begaye at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Event Information

Event Date 07-14-2024 8:30 am

We are no longer accepting registration for this event

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