About Colorado Canyons Association

Colorado Canyons Association works with the communities of southwestern Colorado to foster stewardship of three special National Conservation Areas (McInnis Canyons, Dominguez-Escalante and Gunnison Gorge) and the public lands and rivers that link them together. Through partnerships with Colorado Mesa University, the Museum of Western Colorado, Encana Oil and Gas and many others, CCA is involved in activities ranging from restoring native vegetation to organizing outings for thousands of school kids; from mapping, monitoring and interpreting key natural and cultural resources within the NCAs to helping BLM prioritize projects and resource protection.

Based in Grand Junction, the group also works closely with the towns of Delta, Montrose, Fruita and Palisade.

From the blog

  • 04.20.16

    The incredible accomplishments of the Friends Grassroots Network

    Let’s Begin With Thank You In honor of National Volunteer Week, the staff of the Conservation Lands Foundation would like to say thank you to the people who are part of the Friends Grassroots Network, made up of 63 of the best, most effective non-profit conservation organizations working in the U.S. today. … read more

  • 03.30.16

    Guest Blog: National Conservation Areas Offer a Vision for Colorado’s Grand Valley

    Having grown-up in the southeast, surrounded by mostly private land or pay-to-play recreation opportunities, I can vividly remember the first time I rode Rustler’s, Mary’s Loop, Horsethief Bench, and Steve’s Loop back in 2008. Those springtime pedal strokes ushered in more than just miles of smiles. They brought with them … read more

  • 10.10.13

    Closed Part 2- The Friends Grassroots Network Experiences the Impact of the Shutdown

    Since the shutdown, the Friends Grassroots Network has directly experienced the effects through the termination of all volunteer activities and events.  The government shutdown has also led to: the closure of visitor centers including Friends offices; cancelation of all recreational and education events; and serious economic impacts on gateway communities … read more

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