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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 ›

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The Grand Canyon has seen its share of crazy schemes, from a proposed tramway that would bring 10,000 people a day to the bottom of the canyon to dams on the Little Colorado River ›

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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Ask your senators to protect the canyon from uranium mining.

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Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act

In the 100th year of Grand Canyon National Park, lawmakers introduced legislation to permanently protect the canyon from new threats of uranium mining. The House of Representatives passed a bill in the fall of 2019, and now the Senate is considering a companion bill. Learn more ›

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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.


Noise pollution

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


Uranium mining

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



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


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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, especially from the Native peoples who 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 join 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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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 ›

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Federal agencies in the Department of the Interior have raised several concerns about the proposed Big Canyon hydro project and its potential impacts on the Little Colorado River.

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Hear from Leigh Kuwanwiswma about his Hopi cultural connections to the Grand Canyon.

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Loretta Jackson-Kelly, a Hualapai woman, talks about her cultural connections to the Grand Canyon.

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