PUBLIC TRUST Online Screening

  • Comb Ridge, San Juan County, is part of Bears Ears National National Monument in Utah. Image credit: Steven Gnam
  • Musk oxen roam the tundra of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Image Credit: Florian Schulz

Thank you to those who were able to join us in honor of National Public Lands Day for the drive-in screening of the compelling new documentary PUBLIC TRUST produced by Patagonia Films. In case you missed it, please feel free to watch the film online at your own convenience. It is available here at this link from Patagonia Films.

In a time of growing polarization, Americans still share something in common: 640 million acres of public land. Held in trust by the federal government for all citizens of the United States, these places are a stronghold against climate change, sacred to native people, home to wildlife and intrinsic to our national identity. But today, despite support from voters across the political spectrum, they face unprecedented threats from extractive industries and the politicians in their pockets. Part love letter, part political exposé, PUBLIC TRUST investigates how we arrived at this precarious moment through the examination of three beloved public lands that are particularly at risk—a national monument in the Utah desert, a mine in the Boundary Waters and oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—and makes a case for their continued protection.

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance collaborates with Bureau of Land Management to engage the public through education, outreach, and stewardship for the use and enjoyment of the natural and cultural landscape of Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and nearby public lands.

CONTACT: swcocanyons@gmail or 970-676-1095 for more information
Did you know that you can take personalized tours on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument? Learn more below, thanks to Durango Local News, and be sure to click our “Tours” tab at the top of this page.

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It’s always a good time to join or donate!

Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance ALWAYS appreciates your membership and donations.

SCCA is expanding programs and can use the support!

Remember, you have two ways you can join or donate to help these great places. You can download the  FORM  and mail it in, or you can make your gift by following these simple steps:

  1. Click on this LINK to take you to Onward! A Legacy Foundation’s donation page.
  2. Scroll down to Southwest Colorado Canyons Alliance under “Fiscal Funds.”
  3. Choose to make an online donation annually, monthly, or weekly.
  4. Use a credit card or deduct directly from your checking account.

SCCA is always grateful for your time and donations to keep programs active on Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and at the Visitor Center and Museum.

Do you value landscape and cultural heritage education?

SCCA now manages the education programs for Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum! Approximately 2,000 school kids visit each year. In addition to field trips, SCCA will offer outreach programs to schools. Our estimated budget for the 2018-2019 school year is $15,900. Many thanks to the Community Resource Center: through its Sky is Green Grant, we have come $10,000 closer to our goal. The Ballantine Family Fund granted us another $1,000, bringing us even closer. Several individuals also contributed to the Education fund. We are grateful for their support for our local school programs and can use your support, too.

Your generosity will help to sustain education for the next generation.

DONATE to the Education Program listed under Special Events or by check/cash/credit card using this FORM. If we exceed our goal, we will also be able to provide transportation costs to bring local schools to the Visitor Center and Museum.