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

  • 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

  • 09.4.13

    September is National Wilderness Month!

    President Obama has declared September National Wilderness Month!  This month we enter the 50th year of The Wilderness Act, one of America’s landmark public lands conservation laws.  Planning is already underway to celebrate the 50th Anniversary in 2014 in Albuquerque and a number of other companion events.  Plan on attending one. … read more

  • 06.21.13

    Colorado Canyons Association Wins Big!

      The Colorado Canyons Association was recently awarded a $23,000 multiple-year National Conservation Lands Science Grant from the Bureau of Land Management. One of only 16 projects selected from a national pool of applications, the CCA will create a citizen science program in Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (just outside of … read more