The Colorado Plateau faces two stark realities: the threat of climate change; and the inability of land managers to adequately respond to it. The plateau is a climate change epicenter, with drought, wildfires, species loss, and habitat degradation coming our way – or already here.
In the face of this reality, public agencies are challenged with managing multiple uses of their lands amid difficult political, social and economic conditions. However, cutbacks in funding and staffing mean land management decisions are not always guided by the best available science.
The Trust is responding to this serious crisis by equipping volunteers with the knowledge and skills to influence important land management decisions. We engage volunteers as trained citizen scientists to accomplish critical on-the-ground restoration and monitoring work. We seek solution-oriented, science-based change for the lands, waters, wildlife and people of the Colorado Plateau. By becoming a citizen scientist, you will contribute to positive change on the public and tribal lands of the Colorado Plateau.