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Mail: PO Box 338, Bluff UT 84512 Physical: Bears Ears Education Center, 567 W Main St, Bluff UT 84512

Bears Ears Partnership

Working to protect and build respect for the cultural and natural landscapes of the greater Bears Ears region

Bears Ears Partnership accomplishes its mission through six primary focus areas:

    1. Indigenous Connections:  Supporting Indigenous collaborative management through technical expertise, local knowledge, visitation to cultural sites, and advocacy.
    2. Field Work: Carrying out tangible on-the-ground projects to protect resources and improve the visitor experience in a way that blends archaeology with cultural heritage.
    3. Stewardship:  Monitoring land uses and visitor impacts to identify and mitigate threats to cultural sites, wilderness values, and natural resources.
    4. Education:  Changing visitor behavior by inspiring appreciation and teaching "Visit with Respect" principles, both at the Bears Ears Education Center and out on the landscape.
    5. Advocacy:  Working collaboratively with Tribal partners and communities to protect the greater Bears Ears cultural landscape.
    6. Research:  Enhancing scientific and cultural knowledge through partnerships, data collection, citizen science projects, primary research, and volunteer support of research projects.

Bears Ears Partnership is committed to building common ground with local communities, Tribes, Pueblos, and people of the greater Bears Ears region.  Our impact is greater when we bring together people from different perspectives focused on the common goal of protecting the region's natural and cultural resources.  We support Indigenous leadership in the management and conservation of the greater Bears Ears region.

Bears Ears Partnership respectfully acknowledges that our work is carried out on traditional lands taken from the Hopi, Dine'/Navajo, Zuni, Ute, and other Tribes and Pueblos.  We aspire to honor and learn from the long cultural history of stewardship and connection to these sacred lands.

Your support makes our on-the-ground impact possible!  Every dollar you denote goes directly to protecting and building respect for the greater Bears Ears landscape through our cultural site conservation, education, ambassador, research, and advocacy programs.  Donate online now!

Mail: PO Box 338, Bluff, UT 84512
Physical: Bears Ears Education Center, 567 W Main Street, Bluff, UT 84512