Help Protect the Colorado Plateau

The Colorado Plateau stretches across parts of Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. Known for its breathtaking scenery, abundant wildlife, and world-class camping, hiking, and fishing, it’s one of America’s greatest natural treasures.

The Wilderness Society needs your help in protecting this wild landscape. From the mountain streams that feed the Yampa, Green, White, and Colorado rivers to the Grand Canyon itself, the Colorado Plateau is a spectacular landscape.

If you love this landscape and want to work to protect it, please:

Become a member

When you donate $35 or more, you become a member of The Wilderness Society and join our network of supporters dedicated to protecting the Colorado Plateau and other wild places.

Make a donation

Even a small donation can help us continue our work to protect the Colorado Plateau.

Stay connected

Join our growing online community of people working to protect our cherished wild places.

Take action

Many issues that affect one wildland also affect other wild places across the country. Learn about current issues and lend your voice to important causes.

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