Fee Collection for Backcountry Permits
Navajo Nation Parks & Recreation Dept (NPRD) has a new office at the Cottonwood Campground. NPRD who manages the canyon tour operations will be collecting fees for the backcountry permits starting May 1, 2014. Call NPRD at 928-674-2106 for information.
Current employment opportunities with the National Park Service and other federal agencies can be found at www.usajobs.gov.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUTH
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is a great program for high school and college students willing to work in the national parks and help protect precious natural resources and historic cultural landmarks. Visit the website at www.thesca.org.
Did You Know?
The name of Canyon de Chelly was derived from the misspelling and mispronunciation of the Navajo word for the canyon. The Navajos call the canyon "Tseyi" which is pronounced 'say-ee.' Eventually the word became "de Chelly" which is pronounced as 'de-shay'