Pulitzer Prize Winning Author to Speak

Writer John Branch will be the featured speaker at a special edition of the Zion Forever Project’s lecture series on May 21, in Hurricane, Utah. Branch is the author of a newly released book THE LAST COWBOYS: A PIONEER FAMILY IN THE NEW WEST, chronicling the lives of three generations of the Wright Family as … Continued

2018 Plein Air Artists Announced

Twenty-four award winning artists providing in-park demonstrations, interactive wet-paint exhibits and special receptions with proceeds benefitting Zion’s education programs – connecting thousands of children to the Zion experience every year.   SPRINGDALE, UT – It has been remarked that it takes an acre of canvas to get one good painting. That every painting is about … Continued

Forever Project Announces Phase I Support for 2018

The 25 projects span Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks and Pipe Spring National Monuments – providing strategic investment in natural and cultural resource protection, ensuring exemplary visitor experiences, and delivering nexgen education programs on site and digital, featuring Zion and her sister parks as global classrooms. The tremendous response in contributions to the Forever Project … Continued


By Lyman Hafen Executive Director, Zion Natl Park Forever Project Albert Einstein said the only reason for time is so that everything doesn’t happen at once. In Zion Canyon we’re engulfed in time. Time below us, time above us, time laid down beside us in the miniscule grains of sand that form the rock our … Continued


Call-for-Artists for 10th Annual Zion Plein Air Art Invitational Zion National Park and the Zion Forever Project are seeking artist applications for the 10th Annual Zion Plein Air Art Invitational, November 5-11, 2018. The week-long event features 24 of the country’s most accomplished landscape painters, working in one of the most spectacular settings in the … Continued

Forever Project Funds Bighorn Sheep Operation

Desert Bighorn sheep are the consummate inhabitants of Zion’s spectacular canyon country. Their presence here cannot be taken for granted. From vast herd across the south west, their numbers dwindled with European settlement, until they were believed to be extirpated within Zion National Park. After reintroduction in the 1970’s their numbers remained low, until a … Continued

ZFP Field Response to Entrance Fee Increase Proposal

13 November, 2017 Dear Friends of Zion National Park, The Department of the Interior has released a proposal to more than double park entrance fees at seventeen of the most heavily visited parks in the country, including Zion National Park. The Zion National Park Forever Project believes it may be prudent to consider some level … Continued

2017 Plein Air Art Invitational Photos

The 2017 Zion Plein Air Art Invitational was a huge success, allowing the Forever Project to make a very significant contribution to fund youth and education programs in Zion National Park. Thank you to all of the artists, volunteers, patrons, guests, employees, mother nature, and everyone else who played a role in making it such … Continued

Zions Bank Dedicates Gallery to Zion National Park

Zion Forever Project and Ten Featured Artists Honored to Be Invited Guests at 20th Anniversary Zions Bank Art Show SPRINGDALE, Utah, Oct 24, 2017 – Zion Natl Park Forever Project, the official nonprofit partner of Zion National Park is honored to be invited as a featured partner at the 20th Anniversary Zions Bank Art Show. … Continued

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