Dry and Warmer from Today into Early Next Week
Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »
Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies
One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »
Grand Canyon National Park's Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Special Flight Rules Area in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Special Flight Rules Area (SFRA) in the Vicinity of Grand Canyon National Park (GCNP) identifies and assesses a No Action Alternative and three Action Alternatives for management of overflight activity in Grand Canyon National Park to substantially restore natural quiet as required by law. Action Alternatives differ in combination and implementation of strategies used to accomplish goals and objectives. The open comment period was from February 4, 2011 to June 20, 2011.
Two versions of the DEIS are available for download. Additionally the maps are provided at higher resolution in separate files.
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.