Restore and Protect Grand Canyon & the Greater Grand Canyon Ecoregion
The Greater Grand Canyon Ecoregion encompasses a diverse, wild, and remote landscape and includes two national monuments, two national forests, numerous wilderness areas, and the crown jewel of our national park system: Grand Canyon National Park.
Grand Canyon is the ancestral and current homeland of more than twelve tribes: Havasupai, Hopi, Hualapai, Las Vegas Band of Paiute Indians, Moapa Band of Paiute Indians, Navajo Nation, Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, San Juan Southern Paiute Tribe, Pueblo of Zuni, Yavapai-Apache Nation and Ute Mountain Ute.
The Canyon and the surrounding plateaus provide essential wildlife habitat to many species, including the desert tortoise, the endangered California condor, the northern goshawk, and the Kaibab squirrel, a species found nowhere else.
The rapid growth of Arizona and the nearby states, coupled with the implications of climate change and intensive resource use, pose significant threats to this important landscape– uranium mining, development, off-road vehicle use, noisy air tours, old-growth logging, and water diversions will significantly harm this area if not addressed. This project works for healthier public lands in the region to protect adequate resources for surrounding communities, ensure resilient habitats for the diverse species that inhabit these lands, and provide world-class recreational opportunities for visitors.
Grand Canyon Concerns
- Sierra Club Statement on Secretary Haaland’s visit to Grand Canyon to hear from Tribes on the proposed Baaj Nwaavjo I’tah Kukveni Grand Canyon National Monument
- Uranium Mine Gears Up Near Grand Canyon National Park: Senate must pass Grand Canyon mining ban before 117th Congress ends
- Objection to Four Forests Restoration Initiative (4FRI) Rim Country Project
- Conservationists Back Havasupai Tribe’s Opposition to Grand Canyon Uranium Mine
- Arizona to Permit Grand Canyon Uranium Mine Despite Ongoing Flooding, Water Contamination
- Conservation Groups Welcome House Passage of Grand Canyon Centennial Protection Act
- 75 Groups Oppose Uranium Bailout
- Forest Service Should Reject Stilo and Tusayan’s Special Use Proposal
- Arizona Snowbowl Agassiz Chairlift Replacement Project National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Endangered Species Act violations
- Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills (MEDL) Recreation Planning Project - Scoping Comments
- Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills (MEDL) Recreation Planning Project - Comments on Environmental Assessment
- Mt Elden/Dry Lake Hills (MEDL) Recreation Planning Project - Objection
- Flagstaff Ranger District Prospectus for Outfitter Guide Services - Scoping Comments