The Coalition

Aron Ralston with Greater Canyonlands Supporters. © SUWA
Aron Ralston with Greater Canyonlands Supporters. © SUWA

The Greater Canyonlands Coalition represents a diverse set of conservation, recreation, historical, cultural, and business interests, all crucial to the permanent protection of this unique and critical region.

The community of support for a Greater Canyonlands National Monument includes regional groups such as the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, the Grand Canyon Trust, and Californians for Western Wilderness; national organizations such as The Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council, and Great Old Broads for Wilderness; and numerous outdoor industry businesses, such as Black Diamond, Patagonia, Teva, and more.

Student groups, faith communities, artists/photographers, health professionals, cultural resource experts, elected officials in the region, and citizens from Utah and around the country have also demonstrated their support for the protection of the heart of red rock country in southern Utah. In addition, a joint resolution was introduced in the Utah House and Senate in February 2013 calling on Congress and the President to act to protect the Greater Canyonlands region.

Together, these businesses, organizations, and individuals are calling for the protection of this remarkable watershed, with its complex of canyons, mesas, mountains, and basins, of natural bridges, arches, and spires in perpetuity.

Other Supporters

The Outdoor Industry Association and 100+ Outdoor-Related Businesses

United States Senators

Unitarian Universalist Ministry for Earth

Artists and Photographers

Terry Tempest Williams

College Student Groups

Op-Eds and LTEs from Utah citizens

Op-Eds and LTEs from supporters outside of Utah

Supporters from Colorado

16 Outdoor Businesses in Western Colorado

Aron Ralston

David Ensign, member of the Boulder Daily Camera’s editorial advisory board

Wally White (La Plata County Commissioner)

Dick White (Durango City Council; former Mayor)

Michael Rendon (former mayor, Durango)

Grand Valley Audubon Society (Grand Junction)

Supporters from Across the Country

U.S. Representative Tim Johnson (R-IL)

St. Louis Audubon Society (MO)

Grosse Point Audubon (MI)

Laughing Whitefish Audubon Society (MI)

Decatur Audubon Society (IL)

Minnesota Division Izaak Walton League of America (MN)

Op-Eds and LTEs from supporters outside of Utah

Greater Canyonlands Coalition

Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

Sierra Club

Natural Resources Defense Council

Grand Canyon Trust

Great Old Broads for Wilderness


Wild Utah Project

Living Rivers

Canyon Country Rising Tide

Coloradans for Utah Wilderness

Californians for Western Wilderness

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