Grand Canyon Trust



The mission of the Grand Canyon Trust is to protect and restore the Colorado Plateau — its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude.


We work toward creating a region where generations of people and all of nature can thrive in harmony. Our vision for the Colorado Plateau 100 years from now has three key facets:

  • The region is still characterized by vast open spaces with restored, healthy natural areas and habitat for all native plants and animals.
  • Human communities enjoy a sustaining relationship with the natural environment.
  • People who live and visit here are willing, enthusiastic stewards of the region’s natural resources and beauty.


Adaptation work

The Grand Canyon Trust is working to advance climate change adaptation planning and action on the Colorado Plateau, advocate against resource extraction that amplifies greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the plateau and its communities from climate injustice.