The Trump administration wants to roll back a 20-year ban to allow uranium mining near the Grand Canyon, according to a Forest Service report formally released today. Photo: William C. Gladish
Rep. Rob Bishop (R-Utah) is calling for a reversal of federal mining bans enacted during the Obama administration to protect Grand Canyon watersheds, national forests in Oregon and other pristine public lands. Public lands at risk include 1 million acres in the greater Grand Canyon region, which safeguards critical regional wildlife corridors and habitat for numerous native species, many of which exist nowhere else on Earth. Photo: William C. Gladish
On April 26, President Trump signed an executive order instructing Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke to review all national monuments created since Jan. 1, 1996 and spanning at least 100,000 acres. This radical executive order, which allows for a sweeping review of 27 protected places, is an attack on all public lands. Now is the time to raise our voices and take action to protect these imperiled places and the wildlife relying on them for their existence. Photo: Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Mangagement
In response to the recent announcement by U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) regarding the Obama administration’s refusal to consider designation of the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument, Wildlands Network and Grand Canyon Wildlands Council have released the following statements: “Local support for protecting Grand Canyon’s watershed has been and continues to be unwavering.” Photo: William C. Gladish
A coalition of organizations backing the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument proposal applauded Representative Ann Kirkpatrick (D-Ariz.) today for re-affirming her support of the national monument by joining 43 of her House colleagues in co-sponsoring the Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument Act, introduced in Congress by Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.). Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
Today groups announced the delivery of more than 550,000 petition signatures and comments urging President Obama to designate the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument. The supporters join a long list of those speaking out for the monument designation, including more than 20 area Tribal Nations, nearly 100 businesses, outdoor recreation and conservation groups, and local and national elected leaders.
Former Grand Canyon National Park superintendents write in support of a Greater #GrandCanyonHeritage National Monument.
Great film in the proposed Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument area featuring our own Kim Crumbo, decorated Seal Team One and recent recipient of a Conservation Hero award. By Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc. for Sierra Club.
Conservation funding mainstay, the Wilburforce Foundation, has rewarded Utah conservationist Kim Crumbo with its coveted Conservation Leadership Award. “The award is symbolic of our deep and abiding thanks to Kim for his commitment to protecting the wildest of the wild,” said Wilburforce’s founder, Rose Letwin.
Send your personalized letter calling for permanent protection of the Grand Canyon’s watershed, a Priority Wildlife Corridor! Please post and share: #GrandCanyonHeritage. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
On the continental scale, the Grand Canyon ecoregion and the Utah High Plateaus are both considered hot spots for threatened and endemic species and critical to connectivity for goshawks and wolves between habitat in Arizona and Utah, and the northern Rockies. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
Conservation groups today applauded the Navajo Nation and the Hopi, Havasupai, and Hualapai tribes for their leadership in advancing a national monument proposal to permanently protect public lands around Grand Canyon from new uranium mining and to protect important cultural and natural resources. Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
This is the third installment in a three-part series about the second PaseoWILD expedition in September 2015. “Day 5: Habitat remained safe for a roaming cougar, as we advanced up Shinumo Creek, though prey was not abundantly evident. We saw no clear cougar tracks but a perfect cast of a bobcat track in dried mud enhanced the feline atmosphere, along with the occasional sign of bighorn sheep, rodents, and a ring-tailed “cat” (really, raccoon family) or two.” Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
This is the second installment in a three-part series about the second PaseoWILD expedition in September 2015. “Day 3: As we resumed waiting on the beach, Kristen espied sheep. Through binoculars, we watched four bighorn sheep, a big ram leading three ewes to water then back up into the safety (for these agile beasts!) of steep rocks.” Photo: Kristen M. Caldon
This is the first installment in a three-part series about the second PaseoWILD expedition in September 2015. “Paseo Wild II began safely enough for us but nervously for wildlife. Kahtoola founder Danny Giovale drove carefully, so we were fortunate to see—but not hit—many mule deer, a coyote, bluebirds, jays, and a northern harrier hawk…” Photo: Robin Silver