Envirolink (The Online Environmental Community) – A one-stop resource for finding hundreds of non-profit environmental organizations covering such issues as pollution, biodiversity, nuclear, endangered animals, sustainable lifestyles, and many, many more. A treasure chest of information.
Glen Canyon Institute – This site is dedicated to the Restoration of Southern Utah’s Glen Canyon, which was inundated by the waters of the Colorado River by the formation of Lake Powell following completion of Glen Canyon Dam in 1963. Many consider this the most tragic of environmental losses. The Glen Canyon Institute was founded to provide leadership toward the reestablishment of a free-flowing Colorado River through a restored Glen Canyon. In November of 1996, the National Sierra Club Board of Directors voted unanimously in favor of our proposal to drain the reservoir. In the movement to restore this wondrous place, Glen Canyon Institute will conduct a Citizen’s Environmental Assessment to offer evidence towards the proposal to possibly decommission the Glen Canyon Dam.
Grand Canyon Hikers and Backpackers Association – An excellent resource for Grand Canyon aficionados. This non-profit organization’s mission is to promote, encourage, and advocate the interests of the hiking and backpacking community in the regions of Grand Canyon.
Grand Canyon Trust – The mission of the Grand Canyon Trust is to protect and restore the canyon country of the Colorado Plateau – its spectacular landscapes, flowing rivers, clean air, diversity of plants and animals, and areas of beauty and solitude. Our approach focuses on the protection and restoration of the ecological integrity of whole landscapes, not just pieces. We strive to protect the environment in a healthy state into the future, by incorporating multiple goals across a landscape – goals that identify both priority areas for protection and necessary conditions for landscape-wide environmental sustainability. We utilize an interdisciplinary, integrated analysis of ecology, economy, and community to understand the issues that need to be addressed and resolved to be successful in reaching conservation goals.
Leave No Trace – The mission of the Leave No Trace (LNT) program is to promote and inspire responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships. The program is managed by LNT Inc., a non-profit organization located in Boulder, Colorado. LNT Inc. oversees memberships, marketing, fundraising, and program development efforts. The National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) maintains the educational component of Leave No Trace by offering LNT educational courses, developing educational materials, and supporting the efforts of course graduates who teach LNT to the public. The Leave No Trace message is more than a campaign for clean campsites. It’s a program dedicated to building awareness, appreciation, and most of all, respect for our public recreation places. LNT is about enjoying the great outdoors while traveling and camping with care.
Museum of Northern Arizona – “The purpose of the Museum of Northern Arizona (MNA) is to provide leadership in advancing new and multi-disciplinary knowledge through research; fostering social development, equality, and change; protecting the heritage and environment of the Colorado Plateau, and providing a forum for the free exchange and exploration of multicultural and societal issues for all people.”
The original founders, zoologist Dr. Harold S. Colton and artist Mary-Russell Ferrell Colton, who were from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, were dedicated to preserving the history and cultures of northern Arizona.
One World Journeys: The Sonoran Desert – 500 Square Miles of Silence – Being a true desert rat I was blown away by this site, recommended to me by Mike Buchheit of the Grand Canyon Field Institute. This amazing site takes you on an interactive trek through the Sonoran Desert on El Camino Del Diablo (Devil’s Highway) beginning in southwestern Arizona and looping around into Mexico, a stark, harsh, but incredibly beautiful landscape. Through photographs and a travel journal, you’ll experience this glorious spot in a way I wouldn’t have thought possible. Not only a feast of lovely sights and sounds but nourishment for the soul as well. Check this site out when you’ve got some time to explore…or keep coming back for more.
The Sierra Club – Sierra Club Mission Statement: To explore, enjoy, and protect the wild places of the earth; to practice and promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources; to educate and enlist humanity to protect and restore the quality of the natural and human environments.