In this era of increased energy and water demands, a warmer, drier climate, social and environmental injustice, and political stalemates, we need big changes for life to continue as we know it on the plateau. And we need young adults to lead the charge. The Trust is committed to building the next generation of conservation leaders who will advocate for change and a more sustainable future for the Colorado Plateau.
Our Youth Leadership Program goes beyond getting outdoors. We take students of all ages to the far-flung, mind-blowing landscapes of the Colorado Plateau to form callused hands and blistered feet doing important conservation work on public and tribal lands. We provide career experiences through conservation internships and create opportunities for volunteers to become advocates for these special places. We cultivate students who begin as volunteers and illuminate a path toward conservation leadership.