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Distant shot of canyon country, with lush riparian corridor in foreground

Bishop Launches Attack on Public Lands Mining Bans

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

A scenic panaroma of Bears Ears, with red canyonlands stretching into the distance underneath a blue sky filled with wispy clouds.

Defend Our National Monuments from President Trump

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

Distant shot of canyon country, with lush riparian corridor in foreground

Grand Canyon Heritage Monument Supporters Continue Push for Designation

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

The Grand Canyon stretches toward the horizon, with reds, greens and browns coloring the canyons and a river winding along the canyon floor.

Greater Grand Canyon Heritage Monument Endorsement Boosts Chances for Habitat Connectivity with Yellowstone

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

Graphic reads, "550,000 signatures across America for a Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument!"

Half-million+ Call for Grand Canyon Monument

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.

Kim Crumbo looks off screen while facing the camera, a big grin across his face. He's got a blue t-shirt on with a green baseball cap.

The Land We Defend

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.

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PaseoWILD 2015: Into Thick Thorns

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

A man with his back to the camera climbs over a boulder lining a narrow river.

PaseoWILD 2015: Up Shinumo Creek

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

A mountain lion looks straight at the camera in the close up shot of the lion's face.

PaseoWILD 2015: Down to the River

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