But there is more to this special area than just the places inside the boundaries of the national park. Outside these borders, unprotected lands threaten this iconic landscape.
The Grand Canyon and Arizona Strip covers the area around Grand Canyon National Park, as well as parts of Arizona and Utah. These areas are critical to protecting the Grand Canyon watershed and the Colorado River.
We work on the ground for guaranteed protection of the entire Grand Canyon region.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
Hear artists, activists and adventurers share what the ownership and legacy of these American wildlands means to them.
- Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The Wilderness Society strongly supports bipartisan legislation, the Wildfire Disaster Funding Act of 2015 (S. 235, H.R. 167), to fix a budgetary problem called “fire borrowing.” This is a destructive cycle in which the Forest Service is forced to take funds from other forest programs when its allotted wildfire funds are used up, essentially robbing Peter to pay Paul to put out fires in our national forests.
- Friday, May 1, 2015
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has released a final environmental assessment of potential impacts of a 725-mile transmission line that would run from southern Wyoming through Colorado and Utah to Nevada.
- Tuesday, April 28, 2015
The legislation was introduced today in the United States Senate by Senators Michael Enzi (R-WY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) and is identical to a House version introduced earlier this year by Representatives Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN).
In a letter to Congress released today, the 11 organizations state, “Failing to address the trail maintenance crisis will result in diminished public access to the great outdoors, increased potential for harm to natural resources, and greater future maintenance costs.”