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Protected? Think again.

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Upgrading our national parks

In 2009, the Trust joined with other conservation groups to pass legislation that designated nearly 125,000 acres of wilderness within and around Zion National Park. The bill also added 165 miles of the Virgin River and its tributaries to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, ensuring that they remain undammed and free-flowing.

Learn more about similar efforts to protect Utah's wild lands ›

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You Can Help

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Whether you explore the Colorado Plateau every weekend or dream of visiting one day, we need your help. These are your public lands — help us protect them.

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Your donations make our work possible. Consider making a gift today ›

Grab your work gloves and join us in the field. Find a volunteer trip ›

Speak up for the Colorado Plataeu by signing a petition. Add your voice ›

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