• Glen Canyon National Recreation Area - Encompassing over 1.2 million acres, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area (NRA) offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based & backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a vast panorama of human history.
  • Vermilion Cliffs National Monument - The spectacular geology of the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument encompasses sandstone formations, high cliffs, and rugged canyons. The Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness is located mostly within the national monument. Paria Canyon offers an outstanding wilderness backpacking experience. The national monument is home to desert bighorn sheep, pronghorns, and at least twenty species of raptors including California Condors, which have been reintroduced into the region.
  • Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument - Covering more than one million acres of remote and unspoiled public lands, this monument offers a wealth of scientific opportunities. The monument is home to countless biological, historical and archeological treasures. Deep canyons, mountains and lonely buttes testify to the power of geological forces and provide colorful vistas.
  • California Condor Reintroduction Project - The goal of the Peregrine Fund conservation project is to establish self-sustaining wild populations of California Condors through captive propagation, release, and management with the ultimate goal of removing the species from the Endangered Species List.
  • Roots & Shoots - An offshoot of the Jane Goodall Foundation, the Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our communities, for animals and for the environment. With tens of thousands of young people in almost 100 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of all ages who share a desire to create a better world.
  • Wind River Ranch - Wind River Ranch Foundation teaches environmental sciences in outdoor classrooms with hands-on participation with the goal to develop careers of young conservationists.

Associations & Conservation Organizations

  • Arizona Strip Interpretive Association — A non-profit organization providing a wide range of materials and services to assist the public.
  • Glen Canyon Natural History Association — A non-profit organization dedicated to education, interpretation, and research within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Glen Canyon Dam an Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
  • Grand Canyon Wildlands Council — Weaving science, passion and integrity to save and heal wild nature in the Grand Canyon region.

Field Schools Serving other Public Lands


Lodging, Gifts, & Information Sites

  • Laddscapes :: Gary Ladd Photography — Stunning photographs of, Grand Canyon, Lake Powell, Vermilion Cliffs, Glen Canyon and other Southwest destinations. Gary Ladd is a premiere southwest landscape photographer, using both large format and 35 mm cameras. Signed books by the photographer are available here.
  • Hit the Trail — This site, published by a seasoned pro and former Backcountry Ranger, is chock full of information for hikers and backpackers.
  • Lees Ferry Lodge — Relax in rustic comfort, far from the pressures of
    city life.
  • Marble Canyon Metal Works — MCMW Handmade Custom Silver and Mixed Metal Jewelry Created With Spirit in Vermilion Cliffs.