Pledge to Protect

Starry nights are a resource of critical importance to the Colorado Plateau’s natural and cultural heritage and tourism industry, drawing visitors from around the world to enjoy the star filled skies of the area.

The opportunity to protect starry night skies exists within and beyond the core of lands set aside for conservation, through the establishment and application of dark sky appropriate outdoor lighting standards.

The night sky quality of the Colorado Plateau is well documented. As a manager of Colorado Plateau lands or as a Colorado Plateau community member, I acknowledge that we have an interest in conserving the night sky quality of this remarkable region and agree to adopt policy, promote and participate in actions and conduct educational outreach in support of night sky visibility and the natural nocturnal environment for the enjoyment of present and future generations.