Our Canyon Lands

Media Curated to Protect and Preserve the Greater Canyonlands Region

The landscape surrounding Canyonlands National Park is one of the largest roadless areas in the lower 48 states and one of the last untouched frontiers of the West — yet it is politically and environmentally imperiled.

Our Canyon Lands employs video, photography, art and words to tell the story of this stunning landscape, the threats to the land and what we can all do to help preserve this global treasure.

In the words of Terry Tempest Williams "We should preserve what we cannot create, which is wildness."

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The 1.8 million acres of public lands surrounding Canyonlands National Park in southern Utah is one of the largest remaining wild roadless areas in the lower 48 states. Its breathtaking beauty, spectacular geology and 12,000 year record of human history are both globally significant and irreplaceable. These lands are under threat from oil and gas development, potash, uranium and tar sands mining, and irresponsible off-road vehicle use. Please join us in calling for the protection of this remarkable place.

The story of Canyonlands National Park, and the lands that border it, is a complex tale of political horse trading, pressures for resource extraction and recreational opportunities. It is also a story of the final frontier of true Southwestern Wildlands, where adventure awaits and something unimaginable exists at every turn.

Over the next 12 months we are capturing the stories of the Greater Canyonlands Region and bringing them to the screen, big and small. Working with a coalition of artists, filmmakers, photographers and story tellers, the tales of this desert landscape will come to life in ways never before told - with the intent of protecting the 1.8 million acres of critical watershed surrounding and bordering the existing park.

The Stories of Canyonlands