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Building Community Bridges - Cedar Breaks National Monument and Brian Head Town

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Cedar Breaks National Monument and the town of Brian Head showcase the benefits of creating and maintaining a mutually beneficial partnership.  As an example, in 2014, annual visitation at Cedar Breaks increased to more than 750,000. This represents an increase of over 45% since 2010, which by all indications will…

National Parks to Open Public Discussion Regarding Possible Visitor Fee Increase

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As part of a national directive, the 10 National Park Service (NPS) units in Utah that collect entrance fees from park visitors will soon begin public outreach to gauge support for possible changes in park fees beginning in 2015. All national parks are authorized to change recreation fees to align…

Find Your Park Campaign Toolkit is available!

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The National Park Service and the National Park Foundation have released the Find Your Park campaign toolkit (internal link) for staff, partners and the larger parks community to prepare and jointly launch the Find Your Park centennial campaign next spring! Partners can access the toolkit at  www.NextCenturyforPark.org

Utah Gateway Community Forum Summary November 2014

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Please click on the attachment (pdf) below to go to our two page Utah Gateway Community Forum Summary Document that hightlights the work that has been done over this past year.  There are so many ways for YOU to be engaged in this effort – by helping to lead the…

Utah Gateway Community Forum Launches Website

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“Utah's beauty―nowhere displayed better than at our National Parks―draws visitors from all over the world and spurs a tourism industry that is indispensable to our state economy…Many visitors to our National Parks spend time in gateway communities. Their perception of Utah is molded largely by the good experiences they have…

Gateway communities to meet at Sundance

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The Salt Lake Tribune covered our initial Forum in November. "Utah found out how valuable its national park gateway communities are to its economy when the partial government shutdown closed Arches, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, Zion and Bryce. The state lost an estimated $30 million in tourist dollars." Read the article >…
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