Getting Ready for 2016
The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. To us, it's not about cakes and candles — it's about being an organization ready to take on the challenges of our second century. Our blueprint to get there — A Call to Action — outlines the innovative work we want to accomplish. Grand Canyon National Park is a big part of this effort. Take a look at what we're doing locally and get involved!
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Grand Canyon National Park will be hosting its 23rd Annual Star Party June 8 - 15th, 2013. Read more
Grand Canyon's Chief of Emergency Services Brandon Torres has received the 2012 Harry Yount National Park Ranger Award. This award recognizes a ranger for excellence in the art of rangering. Named after the first known park ranger, the award is the agency’s most prestigious ranger honor. Read more
Grand Canyon National Park has accomplished many goals to reduce the NPS carbon footprint and showcase its commitment to renewable energy. I Read more
Continued removal of tamarisk from park side canyons and other high priority invasive plants from throughout the park is a high priority for the Vegetation Restoration staff at Grand Canyon Naitonal Park. Read more
Grand Canyon National Park hosted Archaeology Day on March 23rd to teach park visitors about the rich human history of the park. Read more
Did You Know?
The Cambrian seas of the Grand Canyon were home to several kinds of trilobite, whose closest living relative is the modern horsehoe crab. They left their fossil record in the mud of the Bright Angel Shale over 500 million years ago.