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Our Mission: 
Glen Canyon Conservancy seeks to preserve Powell Country for future generations of explorers

About US

Glen Canyon Conservancy partners with public lands in northern Arizona, southern Utah, and southwestern Colorado to create learning opportunities, enhance visitor experience, and inspire stewardship.  

Founded in 1986 as Glen Canyon Natural History Association, GCC offers educational programming, products, and services to help visitors find a lasting connection with their public lands.  

Our organization utilizes member support and retail proceeds at 10 locations throughout the region to generate funds that support educational, safety, outreach, and research programs.  

GCC supports public lands including Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Dixie National Forest, Canyons of the Ancients National Monument, and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.  

GCC cultivates stewardship through a growing network of philanthropic partners.  Our mission and your support ensure that Powell country remains wild, beautiful, and inspiring for generations to come.  

Indigenous Tribal and Puebloan Homelands

Glen Canyon Conservancy acknowledges that its work, service area, and public lands partners reside within and upon the homelands and sacred spaces of many indigenous Native American tribes and pueblos, including the Diné, Hopi, Zuni, Ute Nation and its tribes, Pauite, and the 19 Pueblos of New Mexico. 


GCC believes that efforts to preserve and protect these incredible places are only advanced from an elevated awaress, deeper understanding, and stronger partnership with tribes and pueblos of the region--an effort that has been largely absent throughout the spectrum of conservation movements.

We strive to respectfully offer appropriate, inclusive, and respectful programming, interpretation, and iniatitives that inform individuals of the long, rich tribal and puebloan history, culture, traditions, and societies of this area.  GCC consults with tribal and puebloan representatives in our area regarding publications, conservation programs, construction, and beyond.

Learn more about indigenous homelands by visiting Native Land Digital.

Meet Our Partners

Public Lands Managers


Glen Canyon Conservancy is the official education and fundraising partner of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area--which includes Lake Powell--and Rainbow Bridge National Monument.


Glen Canyon Conservancy is the official cooperating partner of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.  


Glen Canyon Conservancy has historically offered tours of Glen Canyon Dam starting in Carl Hayden Visitor Center to the public through a partnership with the United States Bureau of Reclamation.  Tours are closed at this time due to the state of public health.  

Public Lands Community Organizations


GCC is one of over 84 National Park cooperating associations and friends groups serving more than 300 areas in the National Park system. Many of these organizations, including Glen Canyon Conservancy, are members of the Public Lands Alliance.


GCC is a member of Peaks, Plateaus, and Canyons Association.  PPCA is a regional think-tank network of  cooperating associations and friends groups representing diverse public lands across the Colorado Plateau.  


GCC partners with Arizona Department of Transportation to staff and manage visitor services at Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center in Marble Canyon, AZ.


In coopperation with the Arizona Office of Tourism and City of Page, Glen Canyon Conservancy serves visitors and the community as an official State of Arizona Visitor Center.  

State & Local Partners

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