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Where - Greater Grand Canyon

Where - Greater Grand Canyon
Ellen Heyn

Greater Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon itself may be the defining feature, but this region encompasses much more—the sunset-colored Vermilion Cliffs; the sagebrush and windswept Arizona Strip; little-visited mountains, canyons, and tributaries of the Colorado River; several high plateaus; and three lesser-known national monuments.

Learn about our climate change research on the North Rim Ranches and our efforts to Keep the Canyon Grand and stop threats to the Grand Canyon region.

Where - Canyonlands

Where - Canyonlands
Rick Moore

Canyonlands

The Canyonlands region of the Colorado Plateau has the highest concentration of slot canyons in the world. With the San Rafael Swell, Canyonlands National Park, and the Waterpocket Fold, this region in southern Utah boasts an incredible array of gorges, slots, and chasms.

Learn about our work to protect Greater Canyonlands, fight Tar Sands leasing, and preserve the White Mesa Cultural Conservation Area.

Where - Grand Staircase

Where - Grand Staircase
Ellen Heyn

Grand Staircase

Situated right in the heart of the Colorado Plateau, the Grand Staircase refers to a set of stairstepping sedimentary layers—the Pink, Grey, White, Vermilion, and Chocolate cliffs.

Learn about our work on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Where - Mogollon Rim

Where - Mogollon Rim
Rick Moore

Mogollon

Named after the Mogollon Rim, an estimated 200 mile escarpment defining the southern boundary of the Colorado Plateau, this region ranges in elevation from around 7,000 to 12,633 feet. It includes the largest continuous ponderosa pine forest in North America, and is home to the Sedona red rocks, Flagstaff, and San Francisco Peaks.

Learn about our role in the Four Forest Restoration Initiative and past success like the Springerville Coal Powerplant.

Where - Navajo/Hopi

Where - Navajo/Hopi
Jon Sullivan

Navajo/Hopi

The largest tribal nation in the United States, the Navajo Nation covers about a third of the Colorado Plateau. Spanning the entire northeastern Arizona, northwestern New Mexico, and southeastern Utah, this region includes landscapes like the Painted Desert, Monument Valley, and Canyon De Chelly, Navajo, and Rainbow Bridge National Monuments. Home to Hopi and Navajo, these lands are rich in both natural and cultural resources—most of the mountains, valleys, and rock formations hold spiritual significance for many tribes.

Learn more about our work to empower Native entrepreneurs and the Intertribal Gatherings.

Where - High Plateaus

Where - High Plateaus
Ellen Heyn

High Plateaus

A transition zone between the Plateau and the Basin and Range Province to the west and south, this region marks the western boundary of the Colorado Plateau. Home to the Manti-La Sal National Forest, Fishlake National Forest, and Dixie National Forest, the High Plateaus consist of craggy cliffs, high plateau and alpine meadows, lifeblood creeks and streams, aspen stands, grasslands, sagebrush communities, ponderosa pine, and conifer forests.

Learn more about our projects to bring beavers back to the ecosystem and our collabrative partnerships to change how and where the National Forests are grazed. 

Where - San Juan

Where - San Juan
Rick Moore

San Juan

Signs of past cultures and civilizations are sprinkled throughout the landscape in the San Juan region. Cedar Mesa, Chaco Canyon, and Mesa Verde help tell the story of the Ancestral Puebloan people who lived in the Southwest over 1,000 years ago.

Learn about our fight to protect this region from uranium.

Where - Uinta

Where - Uinta
Ellen Heyn

Uintah

As the northernmost region of the Colorado Plateau, the Uintah encompasses a diverse landscape of high mountains, alpine forests, deep canyons, and raging rivers.

Learn about our carbon intensive fuels work in this region.

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