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Canyon Rims Stewardship Project

April 19 - April 20

The Land

Canyon Rims overlooks the majesty of southern Utah’s canyon country. Marking the far northern cusp of Bears Ears National Monument as originally designated, Canyon Rims features sweeping vistas of Canyonlands National Park and the surrounding region. Extensive hiking and backpacking is possible – as is off-highway vehicle travel and other forms of motorized use. In recent years, the impacts of camping and motorized travel have exacerbated impacts to natural resources in the area.

The Work

We will work to address the impacts of extensive camping in the area. Our tasks will focus on campsite remediation, including: firering removal, naturalization of illegal vehicle tracks in protected areas, vertical mulching and other techniques to direct travel flows, and installation of educational signage to inform future visitors.

Our Objective: To better manage camping and travel impacts in the Canyon Rims region.

A comprehensive itinerary will be provided to registered volunteers.

  • Monday, Apr 19th: Day 1
  • Tuesday, Apr 20th : Day 2

Project Rating 

Level 2 – Our most common trip incorporates mid- to heavy-lifting, work in remote landscapes at varying elevations, an increased diversity of tool use, and an emphasis on physical fitness and hiking competency.

Camping & Meals

Volunteers will camp on site at a location TBD. There are no amenities in the area.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, SUWA is temporarily suspending its provision of food. Volunteers are responsible for all food and water during their stay.

Volunteer Responsibilities

Participants are responsible for their own food, water and camping gear as well as transportation to and from the project site(s). Volunteers should plan to be away from camp all day each of the work days. A recommended pack list will be sent along with the project Welcome Letter two weeks prior to the start date.


A Volunteer Agreement is required for this project. 

When we have received your form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within 5 working days of submission. The confirmation e-mail will indicate whether you have been placed on the “project roster” or a “waiting list.”

Three weeks before the start of the trip, you will receive an RSVP to confirm your participation. Individuals on the Waitlist will be contacted if spaces open due to cancellation.

Two weeks before the project start date, registered and confirmed participants will receive a Welcome Letter, with a comprehensive itinerary, including: driving instructions, a Project Map (for mobile devices), a notification about carpools and/or caravans, and additional information in a Pre-Departure email.

If you have any questions at any point throughout the process, please don’t hesitate to contact our program coordinator: volunteer@suwa.org  or  (435) 259-9151.



April 19
April 20
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Stewardship Program
(435) 259-9151