The Story of Place

The Story of Place is a short film about the unprotected territory of the Greater Canyonlands. This film follows Craig Childs, Ace Kvale and Jim Enote, who narrate the story of this grand landscape, and its pivotal role in the peopling the Americas. This region of southeastern Utah is a veritable well of human culture history.

You may know of Canyonlands National Park as a colorful landscape created by rivers eroding into countless canyons, mesas, and buttes. This National Park was created by President Lyndon Johnson on September 12, 1964 and is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze, and the rivers themselves. While these areas share a primitive desert atmosphere, each retains its own character. Two large river canyons are carved into the Colorado Plateau by the Colorado River and Green River. Author Edward Abbey, a frequent visitor, described the Canyonlands as

“the most weird, wonderful, magical place on earth—there is nothing else like it anywhere.”

Surrounding Canyonlands National Park are 1.4 million acres of lands that deserve protection under the Antiquities Act and represent a tremendous opportunity.

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