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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'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
Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park contribute over $467 million to the economony of Nortern Arizona and the surrounding area and support over 7,300 jobs. 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 School, the only K-12 school located inside a national park, had been participating in ranger programs designed specifically for each of their grade levels since 2005. But when the NPS “Call to Action” went out, (Action 15 – A Class Act,) challenged us to adopt a Class of 2016 graduates on a deeper level, Grand Canyon’s environmental education team responded to the call. Read more
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)