The Lands Between
Issue: Wild Lands
Partners: Audubon Society, Bears Ears Partnership, Grand Canyon Trust, Hopi Tribe, National Parks Conservation Association, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance
Airport Origin : Blanding, UT
The Lands Between, is a critical part of a contiguous cultural landscape, connecting Bears Ears and Canyons of the Ancients National Monuments. EcoFlight flew conservationists working to protect this historically important and sacred landscape.
Located in the larger Four Corners area, the Lands Between spans over 500,000 acres. Our overflight focused on the Montezuma Canyon, a key area of cultural importance. The canyon and larger landscape has a rich aboriginal history; yet it is a history we are only starting to uncover. Montezuma Canyon is a historical hub and archeologists are beginning to use tools to reveal how politically connected the region was.
The Lands Between are is largely unprotected. In two years alone the Trump Administration leased over 100,000 acres of these lands for oil and gas. Our partners are in the critical initial steps to protecting these sacred and historically important lands from threats like oil and gas development.