Expect Isolated Thunderstorm Activity Through Thursday. A Greater Chance on the Weekend
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. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Visitor & Resource Protection
Grand Canyon National Park
Visitor and Resource Protection
“. . .to promote and regulate the use of the . . .national parks . . . which purpose is to conserve the scenery and the natural and historic objects and the wild life therein and to provide for the enjoyment of the same in such manner and by such means as will leave them unimpaired for the enjoyment of future generations.” - National Park Service Organic Act, 16 U.S.C.1
This statement in the National Park Service Organic Act of 1916, continues today as our vision statement. Protecting our visitors and our cultural and natural resources are the heart of the National Park Service. This is the mission of the NPS Visitor and Resource Protection (VRP) program at Grand Canyon National Park.
Our staff continue to perform a multitude of varied functions including enforcing laws that protect people and the parks, administering the fee program, protecting and preserving the resources, fire management, structural fire prevention and response, providing search and rescue, providing emergency medical response and care, managing large-scale incidents, field training our newest park rangers, responding to and managing developing emergencies, actively participating in the park’s aviation program, patrolling and protecting the river, and providing a level of on-the-ground customer service that has long been the tradition of park rangers.
Grand Canyon has one of the most complex, challenging and innovative protection programs in the National Park Service.
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Grand Canyon Ranger Jobs. (107kb PDF File)
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Did You Know?
The elk found within Grand Canyon National Park weigh as much as 1,000 pounds (450 kg), and have been known to injure people who approach them. Never approach wild animals. It is dangerous, and illegal, to feed the wild animals in a national park. Violators will be fined.