Greater Grand Canyon and Arizona Strip

The Grand Canyon is one of our most iconic national treasures and its splendor is world renowned. Its sandstone walls attract millions every year.

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.

Why the Grand Canyon

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.

Work we’re doing in the Grand Canyon

We work on the ground for guaranteed protection of the entire Grand Canyon region.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Wilderness Society commends the Obama Administration for making history today by quadrupling the size of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument, now the largest protected area in the world, measuring 582,578 square miles.

  • Michael Reinemer

    The Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument will be a unit of the National Park Service and was announced on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, which was established on August 25, 1916.

  • Max Greenberg

    The next fiscal year starts on Oct. 1, meaning that Congress is running out of time to cobble together "must-pass" appropriations legislation that will pay for the day-to-day expenses of the federal government.

    But in what has become a sad annual commentary on some leaders' dereliction of America's conservation tradition, the process is gummed up with counterproductive “riders” that have no place in the appropriations process, and would hurt wildlands right when they sorely need our help.