Why the Greater Grand Canyon and Arizona Strip

Grand Canyon
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The Grand Canyon is one of the most iconic wild places in the nation.

The first area designated as a national monument, it’s one of the most popular national parks. And with good reason. The Colorado River carves its way through this spectacular landscape, attracting hikers and paddlers.

Why the Grand Canyon

The lands surrounding the Grand Canyon are also some of the wildest and most beautiful in the nation. But many of these areas lack permanent protection and are threatened by energy extraction.

Threats

Despite some of the protections already in place on the special lands around the Grand Canyon, threats still loom.  Mining and energy development are the biggest threats.

The lands surrounding the Grand Canyon are also some of the wildest and most beautiful in the nation.

Places we work

We work in several places in the Grand Canyon area, including:

  • Washington County, Utah
  • Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument, Arizona
  • Vermillion Cliffs National Monument, Arizona

Some of these areas already have some protections from energy development. We’re working to improve these protections and make them permanent.

See also:

Colorado Plateau