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Amy Martin

Our story - where we work

We are rooted in the deserts, mountains, and canyons of the Southwest. 

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Our story - mission

Our story - mission
Tim Peterson


To safeguard the wonders of the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau, while supporting the rights of its Native peoples.

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Our story - Join us

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Amy Martin

Our story - how we got started (intro)

An idea born on the banks of the Colorado River

The Grand Canyon Trust traces its roots to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, where the Colorado River and love of place runs deep.

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Our story - who we are today

Our story - who we are today
Blake McCord

Who we are today

Over the years we’ve grown from a one man show to a staff more than 30, working on issues ranging from grazing, to forest restoration, to uranium mining. We have a membership of more than 3,000 people who love the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau, and an active volunteer base of more than 400 people who help us with on-the-ground restoration work, data collection, monitoring and more.

Success stories - LR block

Success stories - LR block
Blake McCord

Conservation wins

When it comes to safeguarding the Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau, we have a proven track record of success. 

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A pair of lawsuits signals a political attack on the popular new Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni National Monument.

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A new federal policy requiring tribal consent for dams on tribal lands is a historic victory for tribal sovereignty across the United States.

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A new report looks at the risks uranium mining in the Grand Canyon region poses to Havasupai people.

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