The Grand Canyon Trust is a regional, non-profit conservation organization that advocates collaborative, common sense solutions to the significant problems affecting the region’s natural resources. Our work is focused in the greater Grand Canyon region of northern Arizona, and in the forests and red rock country of central and southern Utah.
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The Colorado Plateau
This spectacular region contains the world’s largest concentration of protected landscapes, with 55 National Parks, Monuments and Wilderness Areas, plus vast, unprotected wilderness resources. National Parks include: Grand Canyon, Zion, Arches, Mesa Verde, Canyonlands, and Bryce Canyon. National Monuments include: Grand Canyon-Parashant, Vermilion Cliffs, and Grand Staircase-Escalante. Other significant resources found on the Plateau are the Colorado, Little Colorado, Green, San Juan, and Virgin Rivers, among others.
The Plateau is currently undergoing an economic and demographic transformation as the “old economy” based in resource extraction competes with a “new economy” based in tourism and recreation. At stake is the quality-of-life of the region’s residents.
The work of the Grand Canyon Trust is currently focused in eight arenas: air quality and energy; forests; landscape protection; restoration; water;volunteer; spatial analysis and Native America. The Trust’s rangeland restoration program is now focused on the Kane & Two Mile Ranches on the Grand Canyon’s north rim.
We believe lasting conservation can only occur when ecology, economy, and community are combined in support of balanced aims. We work with many partners to create enduring conservation solutions.