A LITTLE HISTORY ABOUT THE GCC
Glen Canyon Conservancy partners with public lands in northern Arizona, southern Utah and western 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 Canyon Country remains wild, beautiful and inspiring for generations to come.
Glen Canyon Conservancy is dedicated to equity and diversity across public lands from behind the desk to out in the field. Each member of our team contributes a strong spirit of community, collaboration and passion for the outdoors in everything they do.
The Glen Canyon Conservancy’s board of directors meets monthly to plan ways to help improve our outreach programs and facilities across the Colorado Plateau. We are always looking for new individuals to give their unique perspective. GCC is actively seeking qualified leaders who possess specific skill sets but can work as team players to fill future positions.
If you love the Glen Canyon area and are interested in serving on our board, please review the GCC Board Application to view what the commitment entails. Then contact our Executive Director, Debbie Moses, with your resume and application. Please reference Board Opportunity in the subject line.
The Glen Canyon Conservancy aims to forge partnerships with the community to spread the message that our national parks deserve to be preserved for future visitors. By sharing resources with these groups and organizations, we encourage people to experience our partner parks in the hopes they will protect them for future generations.
Public Land Managers
The GCC is the official education and fundraising partner of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area—Rainbow Bridge National Monument.
The GCC is the official cooperating partner of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.
GCC has historically offered tours of Glen Canyon Dam starting in Carl Hayden Visitor Center to the public through a partnership with the Bureau of Reclamation. Tours are closed at this time due to the state of public health.
PUBLIC LAND COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS
The Public Land Alliance (PLA) is an organization working to help the public understand, appreciate and preserve the Public Lands of the United States. PLA works to foster and advance the nonprofit partners of America’s public lands, since 1977. The GCC is a proud member, working to unify, serve and enrich the enjoyment of America’s most treasured places.
As a member of the Peaks, Plateaus and Canyons Association (PPCA), our nonprofit strives to best represent public lands throughout the Colorado Plateau. Your purchase from a non-profit cooperating association bookstore helps to support the public lands you visit, as well as future educational programs!
State and Local Partners
ADOT and the GCC have a longstanding and beneficial partnership that is dedicated to keeping our highways and rest areas open and operating safely. The GCC operates several ADOT locations, including Navajo Bridge Interpretive Center.
The Arizona Office of Tourism is the official travel and tourism entity for the state of Arizona. They provide print and digital resources that help visitors plan their vacations to Arizona. The Glen Canyon Conservancy is a proud partner with AOT, working together to increase awareness about the beautiful attractions Arizona has to offer.
Glen Canyon Conservancy partners with the City of Page to support combined community initiatives like Page Attacks Trash, an annual community cleanup event for Page and the surrounding area. GCC also hosts the Glen Canyon Lecture Series, a longstanding partnership with Page Public Library to bring free, accessible educational lectures to everyone in the community.