Despite its iconic status, the Grand Canyon eco-region faces an increasing list of threats, from old-growth logging to uranium mining, global warming to commercial resort development. Sponsor the Grand Canyon and help get the word out that even our most iconic parks still need protection.
Carved by the Colorado River over the course of six million years, the immense and iconic Grand Canyon stretches 277 miles long, 15 miles wide, and in some places is over one mile deep! One of the most biologically diverse places on Earth, the Grand Canyon is home to:
Pine and fir forests, deserts and canyons, mesas and plateaus, volcanic remnants, streams, waterfalls, and the mighty Colorado River.
Elk, bighorn sheep, California condors, bald eagles, deer, desert tortoises, northern goshawks, Kaibab squirrels, and mountain lions.
With its stunning vistas, it is often regarded as one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, and is one of the most popular national parks in the country.
The Sierra Club has worked to protect the Grand Canyon region and its wildlife for over 50 years. The most famous effort was in the 1960s when the Club led a national campaign to block a series of dams planned for the Colorado River that would have flooded the Grand Canyon ecosystem. Since then the Club has opposed plans for old-growth logging and uranium mining adjacent to the park, advocated for pollution-control measures to reduce haze and combat climate change, defended the region’s endangered species, and curtailed noisy airplane overflights to ensure this natural wonder is protected for present and future generations.
Help support the Sierra Club's conservation efforts on behalf of the Grand Canyon by sponsoring this wild place.