Grand Canyon Trust@grandcanyontrust

...Protecting the wild heart of the West since 1985.

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#RockArt below the #MilkyWay in #EmeryCounty, #Utah 📷: @jonathanbaileyphoto

Tomorrow morning, Representative John Curtis' bill to protect parts of Emery County in Utah receives a hearing before the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Federal Lands. Unfortunately, the bill neglects to protect the majority of the incredible cultural resources in the region, including this incredible rock art panel.
Curtis' bill is unacceptable in its current form. Call your member of Congress and tell them you oppose H.R. 5727 / S. 2809, the Emery County Public Land Management Act of 2018, and that Utah's delegation must listen to #NativeAmerican Tribes who want their cultural #heritage protected!
#DontWrecktheSwell  #NotSoSwell #culturalresources #petroglyphs #archaeology #legacy #keepitpublic #ColoradoPlateau #redrock #canyons #mesas #getoutside #nature #conservation #nightphotography


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Turns out the #coloradoplateau is green too! Here’s to finding cooler weather up high in the mountains. #arizona #utah #mountainlife #takeahike #greenery #summerishere #hurryupmonsoons #adventuretime


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With views like this, no wonder everyone wants to hike the narrows in #zionnationalpark. A couple of reminders for peak park season: please pick up your granola bar and gu packet wrappers (and the tiny corners you tear off that might fall on the ground), stay on designated trails, use earbuds if listening to music, and don’t feed the wildlife. What other suggestions do you have to add to the list? #LNT #coloradoplateau #nps #publiclands #getouside #conservation #roadtrip #takeahike #adventuretime #beautahful #canyons


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Name that #nationalmonument! Today marks the 112th anniversary of the Antiquities Act, the law responsible for protecting volcanoes, archeological sites, fossil troves, and so much more. But the Antiquities Act is under attack, with President Trump’s attempt to slash Bears Ears and Grand Staircase, along with a suite of bills piling up in Congress. Consider donating to our national monuments defense fund to help us make sure these places get the protection they deserve (link in bio). #antiquitiesact #publicland #monumentsforall #monumentsmatter #gsenm #standwithbearsears #standwithgrandstaircase #beautahful #geologyrocks


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#StarTrails in Round Valley Draw,#GrandStaircaseEscalanteNationalMonument#Utah 📷: @timmydp
Dark skies and otherworldly rock formations make the central #ColoradoPlateau in #GrandStaircase special. This view is in a place that President Trump attempted to cut from the monument in December, 2017. We are in federal court now challenging Trump's #monumentalmistake. We seek to restore the boundaries of the #RealGrandStaircase-Escalante #NationalMonument so that this place can again be protected from irresponsible development that threatens the region's world- renowned #darkskies.
#StandWithGrandStaircase #SaveGrandStaircase#GSENM #nationalmonuments #AntiquitiesAct#legacy #monumentsforall #keepitpublic#monumentsmatter  #FindYourPark #ColoradoPlateau #redrock #canyons #mesas #getoutside #nature  #conservation #nightphotography


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Swimming holes in the desert are few and far between, but when you find them, they’re absolute gems. #desertlife #sandstone #waterislife #beautahful #takeahike #waterfall #adventuremore


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Grand Canyon Trust volunteers just got back from a week of restoration work in Johnson Lakes Canyon, a private inholding within Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We pulled invasive species and documented the ongoing recovery of the land now that it’s no longer grazed. #conservation #utah #volunteervacations #botany #getoutthere #coloradoplateau #gsenm #sandstone


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#CollaredLizard near #BearsEarsNationalMonument, #Utah 📷: @timmydp

Here's a Wednesday shout out to all our other-than-human relatives, like this male collared #lizard in Southeast Utah. Collared lizards can sprint at up to 16 miles per hour, but they also like to pose for photos.
#herpetology #conservation #ColoradoPlateau#saveouroutdoors #keepitpublic #BeUTAHful#Utahgram #WeloveUtah #igsouthwest


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Exploring the Grand Canyon on foot is always our preference, but sometimes you only have one day. Check out our suggestions for visiting the South Rim: grandcanyontrust.org/blog/grand-canyon-one-day. #nps #southrimgrandcanyon #takeahike #arizona #nationalpark #longweekend #publicland #goodtimesoutside #coloradoplateau


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#Canyon of the #SanJuanRiver, #Utah (scroll through for panorama) 📷: @timmydp
At Grand Canyon Trust, we're beyond lucky to live and work in a place as varied and beautiful as the #ColoradoPlateau. We're honored to work to protect, defend, and restore such a marvelous place, and we could not do it without our members and supporters like you!
If you are not a member, please join today at: https://grandcanyontrust.secure.nonprofitsoapbox.com/donate

Your membership helps us advocate for a livable future on the plateau for the landscapes, plants, animals, and people who call this place home.
#conservation #rivers #saveouroutdoors #keepitpublic #BeUTAHful #Utahgram #WeloveUtah #igsouthwest #nature #rivertrips


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Come on, rain. We need you! Big swaths of the Coconino National Forest in northern Arizona close tomorrow because of fire danger. Here's to wishing for an early and strong monsoon season. In the meantime, mind those fire restrictions, please! #flagstaff #sanfranciscopeaks #fireseason #climatechange #forests #conservation #wildfire #arizona #monsoon


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