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 »
Pile Burning Planned on South Rim of Grand Canyon
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The National Park Service is making plans to burn piles of woody debris on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park within the next several days, if current weather conditions persist.
The debris piles are located south of Highway 64, south and west of the Grandview Point area and approximately 6 miles east of Grand Canyon Village. They consist of small tree branches, twigs, and needles removed during preparation of prescribed fire control lines. Pile burning is a necessary preparation for prescribed burning.
The piles will be ignited as weather conditions allow and will be monitored by firefighters until they are completely out.
Park visitors may see or smell smoke in the vicinity of the piles. Signs will be posted advising visitors and motorists of possible smoke along impacted travel corridors. Coordination with the Department of Environmental Quality is underway to ensure that smoke impacts are minimized.
For more information on this debris burning project, please contact Art Gonzales, South Rim Fire Management Officer, at 928-638-7947.
Did You Know?
At the bottom, where Unkar Creek joins the Colorado River sits Unkar Delta where prehistoric Pueblo people occupied numerous sites here for about 350 years (A.D. 850 to A.D. 1200)