Expanding the Field Program in 2024: Watershed Health & Climate Resiliency

Thank you to everyone who helped make Giving Tuesday a huge success. With your support, we are over a third of the way to reaching our $100k goal, and we have the rest of the month to meet our match!

As you already know, Bears Ears Partnership’s field program is doing some incredible work. Alongside Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps, Bureau of Land Management, United States Forest Service, and the State, we plan and execute many high-priority cultural site conservation projects - we’ve even teamed up with Tribal partners to conduct a million-dollar project to conserve and interpret Sand Island, one of the most important sites in the Monument. 

Now, we have an exciting announcement to share: BEP was recently awarded an incredibly competitive, $300,000 grant from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) - as a part of the America the Beautiful Challenge - to encourage the development and implementation of collaborative and inclusive high-priority restoration projects on a comprehensive landscape-level. 

Thanks to this generous support from NFWF, we have the opportunity to expand our field program’s work, with the vision of improving the watershed health and climate resiliency of Bears Ears National Monument as one of our top priorities moving into 2024. 

BEP is pulling together a historic collaboration in the region to envision, plan and begin to implement broad-scale watershed restoration across the Bears Ears landscape. BEP is working with agencies, Tribes, NGOs and local communities to create a 10 year vision for the Monument and surrounding landscape, in early 2024, with the goal of beginning our work by the fall. 

We need your support on this big vision for watershed health in Bears Ears. Consider making a donation today to help BEP achieve these big goals - and thanks to our $100,000 Matching Gift Challenge - the impact of your gift will be doubled!

With gratitude, 


Britt Hornsby, Field Director

Header image by Steven Burak.