Stories from the Plateau

The Colorado Plateau is a living museum of geologic wonders that sprawls across large portions of Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico.

The people that live, work and play in this vast southwest landscape are passionate about the land. Here are their stories.

Andrew Gulliford

Andrew Gulliford lives in Durango, Colorado. This professor of history and environmental studies couldn't have found a better place to make his home. 

  • After years of sharing photos that show the best of American lands, the BLM now apparently sees these places in terms of the polluting resources that can be drilled, dug or blasted from beneath their surface.

  • Trump aims attack at national monuments: 24 at risk

    President Trump is ordering a "review" of at least 24 national monuments designated since the beginning of 1996, a sweeping action that is intended to shrink boundaries and reduce protections. Here are some of the monuments under attack, ranging from rare wildlife habitat to Native American archaeological ruins.

  • Amid a new flurry of executive orders, Trump directed Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to examine more than 20 national monuments designated since the beginning of 1996, presumably with an eye toward shrinking their boundaries and reducing protection.