Respecting the Past, Preserving the Future

Respecting the Past, Preserving the Future

Bears Ears Partnership received a grant from Temper of the Times to develop an educational conservation project - and we created this short Visit With Respect documentary. We wanted to continue the ever-expanding Visit With Respect campaign while also amplifying Indigenous voices and their connections to the Bears Ears region. This film highlights Traditional Indigenous Knowledge of local Tribal members and leaders with ties to Bears Ears that informs the public about responsible visitation. 

Visit With Respect started here in Bears Ears, but the guidelines can be applied to any ancestral landscape. Our goal is to protect places that are rich with cultural and spiritual connections, and our Visit With Respect guidelines were created with this in mind. This project was a great experience and we’re happy to share this with the community, near and far.


Sticker created by local Indigenous Artist, Joshua Dixon. 

Joshua Dixon is a Navajo artist who resides in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he studied Indigenous Liberal Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA). Through his singing and pottery, he strives to promote Hozho - a joy for life expressed through beauty.

Thank you to our partners:




  • The Wildlands Conservancy
  • Bureau of Land Management - Monticello Field Office
  • United States Forest Service - Manti-LaSal Forest District

This film was brought to you by: 





You can support Bears Ears Partnership and the Visit With Respect campaign by donating here or by joining our Visit With Respect Ambassador Program. Our next training is on Saturday March 30th, 2024 - register for the Ambassador training.