The Grand Canyon Trust presents the John Wesley Powell Award to exceptional individuals who have accomplished significant conservation for the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau.
The award captures the spirit of John Wesley Powell, who successfully led a band of explorers down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in 1869.
- Charles Wilkinson (2014)
- Jayne Belnap and Tom Sisk (co-awardees, 2013)
- Terry Tempest Williams (2010)
- Martin Litton (2006)
- Steward Udall (2004)
- Bruce Babbitt (2003)