Expect Moderate Thunderstorm Activity Through 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 »
NPS News Release: Grand Canyon National Park Acting Superintendent Named
Contact: David Barna, 202-208-6843
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Washington, D.C. --- Jane Lyder, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish and Wildlife and Parks, U.S. Department of the Interior, has been named acting superintendent of Grand Canyon National Park. Lyder will assume her new duties in early February.
"Jane has vast experience representing national park interests and the Interior Department in water rights issues across the nation, and in particular in the Colorado River corridor," said National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis. "She has been instrumental in crafting laws and implementing polices that guide the management of parks, fish and wildlife, energy development, and wilderness. Her depth of experience, demonstrated leadership, and commitment to the stewardship of public lands will serve us well at the Grand Canyon."
Lyder is a veteran public servant with more than 30 years of experience at Interior where she was the longest serving Legislative Counsel in the history of the department. Her accomplishments have been recognized by numerous awards including the President’s Meritorious Executive Rank Award. Lyder started her federal career in 1975 as an attorney in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Lyder received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fordham University and a law degree from the University of North Carolina Law School in Chapel Hill, NC.
The National Park Service has begun a nationwide search for a permanent superintendent.
Did You Know?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.