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About CNHA

Canyonlands Natural History Association is a nonprofit organization established to assist the scientific and educational efforts of the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, and the USDA Forest Service in southeast Utah.

Photo: Peggy assisting visitors at the Moab Information Center
Other Partnerships

As a Cooperating Association in good standing with our Public Land Partners, CNHA offers support to the National Park Service (NPS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and United States Forest Service (USFS), as a conduit for other partnerships to function under our current 501(c)(3) status. These partnerships are directly affiliated with our Public Land Partners and are required to fall within the CNHA mission statement. CNHA manages all income & expenses for these accounts which are audited by a licensed team of CPAs and advisors. These partnerships include Memorial Funds, Friends Groups, Surveys, or project oriented groups.

Canyon Country Partnership
is dedicated to working in a collaborative manner in order to protect the integrity of the lands and resources of southeastern Utah while providing for sustainable use and viable communities. The CCP's geographical region includes: Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan counties, with its boundaries along county lines. It provides a strategic forum which anticipates future trends that effect land management issues and use.

Friends of the Manti-LaSal Avalanche Center in cooperation with the United States Department of Agriculture and the Forest Service Office overseeing the Manti-LaSal National Forest, exists to enhance the awareness of avalanche safety and provide educational programs promoting volunteerism and field work in the LaSal mountains. Visit for more information.

The Friends of Arches and the Canyonlands Parks: Bates Wilson Legacy Fund provides direct support to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and to Natural Bridges and Hovenweep National Monuments in order to enhance existing projects in these spectacular areas to conserve the land and its cultural treasures for present and future generations to enjoy. Visit to learn more.

Utah Bureau of Land Management Archeological Stabilization Project Fund accepts private matching funds as part of a Save America's Treasures grant to be used for Ancestral Puebloan site stabilization and conservation. For more information, call the BLM Monticello Field Office at (435) 587-1500.

Trail Mix
is a collaboration of Grand County, Bureau of Land Management and local public land entities, whose focus addresses the development or maintenance of non-motorized trails in the Grand County area.
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Friends of the San Juan River
raises funds mostly from the recycling efforts of the river rangers and the public. Recycling is available at all San Juan boat ramps administered by the BLM. Funds have been used to build a library of regional books for staff and volunteers and to support work projects on the San Juan River such as weed control and combined river management with the Navajo Nation.

J.J. Rumburg Award
is an annual scholarship which offers opportunities for National Park Service employees to attend educational programs, furthering their interpretive skills.

Justin Holland Award is a memorial fund that annually grants a pair of custom-fit White's boots to the firefighter voted as the exceptional Wildland Firefighter of the Year by the U.S. Forest Service.

Southeast Utah Tamarisk Partnership
The Southeast Utah Tamarisk Partnership (SEUTP) is composed of local, state and federal agencies, businesses, non-profit organizations and individuals committed to restoring, protecting and maintaining a healthy riparian ecosystem in southeastern Utah's Colorado River watershed. Click here to learn more.

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