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The Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge near Brigham City is applying for an Urban Night Sky Place designation through the International Dark Sky Association. The wildlife refuge hopes this designation will set an example for other places in Utah to minimize light pollution.

According to the Light Pollution Science and Technology Institute, about 80 percent of Americans can’t see the Milky Way from their homes anymore.