The Grand Canyon Trust aims to preserve the Grand Canyon and Colorado Plateau and the native people who call the area home. The trust advocates for the land, wildlife and people to provide permanent protection.
The four pillars of the Grand Canyon Trust are: Native America, Energy, Land, and Water. Each of these areas meld together to form a usable conservation plan, while benefiting all. The work is ongoing and faces many hurdles from business and politics, but with their efforts, a bright future is in sight.
The Grand Canyon Trust understands the importance of recreation in Grand Canyon National Park and has many wonderful resources for those looking to explore the area. This includes several amazing maps for hikers. The Trust also provides a well-crafted blog to keep information up to date.
But this organization isn’t only about protecting the Grand Canyon. The area is even larger and includes a heavy focus on two national monuments that are at risk of terrible misuse and reduction of size. These include the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments.
The best way you can help is by becoming a member of the Grand Canyon Trust. Membership benefits include a subscription to the bi-annual magazine, The Advocate as well as insider updates and field trip invitations. Larger membership levels with more benefits are available.
Most importantly, joining means you are helping to protect one of the most amazing places in the world.