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What We Do

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Radiation sign in Grand Canyon National ParkFight unsafe uranium mining

Uranium mining, near the Grand Canyon?
Shocking, we know. Millions of people visit the Grand Canyon each year, but few realize that uranium mines operate on public lands just outside park boundaries. Learn more ›

Escalade renderingStop bad developments

The Grand Canyon has seen its share of crazy schemes, from copper mines to a proposed tramway that would bring 10,000 people a day to the bottom of the canyon. Read the latest on the Escalade development ›

Tent at Sash Dine Eco RetreatSupport alternative economies

We’re working with tribal communities on economic initiatives that align with cultural and environmental values. Learn more about the bed-and-breakfasts, native tours, and other businsesses popping up on tribal lands ›

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Help keep the Canyon Grand!

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Grand Canyon - centennial
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100 Years of Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon has been around for millions of years and home to native people for thousands. But Grand Canyon National Park has a more recent history, and in 2019, the park turns 100 years old. We’re commemorating the centennial and reimagining what the next 100 years of conservation could look like on park lands and beyond.

More on the past, present, and future of Grand Canyon National Park ›

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Ed Moss

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"Every 15 or 20 years, it seems, the canyon forces us to undergo a kind of national character exam. If we cannot muster the resources and the resolve to preserve this, perhaps our greatest natural treasure, what, if anything, are we willing to protect?" 

— Kevin Fedarko, New York Times

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Chronic threats to Grand Canyon National Park

Coal plant emissions, noise pollution, and uranium mining are like nagging coughs that won’t go away. We’ve been chipping away at these persistent problems for over 30 years, but we'll need your support to quash these threats for good.

Help us keep the canyon grand ›

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Air quality

Regional haze from the nearby coal plants and cities cloud the views of our crown-jewel national park.

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Noise pollution

Hundreds of helicopters fly over the Grand Canyon every day, roaring through the natural silence that otherwise blankets the region.

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Uranium mining

Uranium mines outside park boundaries threaten to contaminate the Grand Canyon’s waters, soil, and air.  

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Developments

Proposed mega developments threaten to guzzle scarce water sources and desecrate Native American sacred sites. 

 

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Grand Canyon - Pete/Kevin Tour (left)
Pete McBride

Coming to a city near you

We’re hitting the road, bringing stories of the Grand Canyon to audiences across the country. Join us to hear National Geographic photographer Pete McBride and author Kevin Fedarko speak about their 800-mile hike through the Grand Canyon and the threats to the canyon they discovered along the way.

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Why Care

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There are a million reasons to care about the Grand Canyon.

From its vast panoramic views, to the tiny endangered snail that takes refuge within its walls, the canyon can shock, awe, terrify, and humble — sometimes all at the same time. We have a lot to learn from the Grand Canyon, including the native cultures that call it home. Everyone deserves the chance to experience the canyon's magic. So whether you cherish the canyon’s cultural importance, wildlife, sunsets, or trails, help us protect this amazing landscape for those who are yet to come. 

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What you can do

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Donate to the Trust

We’ve been committed to protecting the Grand Canyon and surrounding landscapes for over 30 years. Will you consider joing us as the canyon's champion by making a gift today? Donate ›

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Sign up for action alerts

Sometimes we need supporters to speak up for the Grand Canyon on short notice, whether that be submitting comments or sending letters to lawmakers. Sign up for action alerts ›

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Share your story

Was it love at first sight, or did sore knees make you vow never to hike in the canyon again? We’re collecting stories about first impressions of the Grand Canyon. Tell us why you love the place ›

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Blake McCord

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Bucket-list hikes

From trail descriptions and maps to permit information and directions, we've got you covered. Plan your next Grand Canyon adventure, and check out our favorite routes ›

Grand Canyon Blog

07/20/18

It's been decades since the U.S. has seen a rush to the hills for uranium. But under the Trump administration, that could be about to change.

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05/31/18

If the uranium mining industry needed any more grease for the skids, it just got it.

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05/21/18

You have 24 hours or less in Grand Canyon National Park. What do you do?

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