Behind the Scenes - Science and Resource Management staff to host Public Open House in the Grand Canyon Lodge on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779
Contact: Allyson Mathis, 928-638-7923
The Open House will give the public the opportunity to learn more about the critical role that Science and Resource Management plays in preserving and protecting Grand Canyon’s natural, cultural, and experiential resources for the benefit of future generations. Martha Hahn, Chief of Science and Resource Management said, “The Open House will provide an opportunity for us to share unique aspects of our work. It also gives us the chance to interact with members of the North Rim community, public and park staff about the various resource disciplines.”
Several programs will be highlighted in the Open House, including the park’s native fish recovery efforts, threatened and endangered species management, exotic vegetation control, and air quality monitoring.
For additional information, please contact Allyson Mathis, Science and Education Outreach Coordinator, at 928-638-7923.
Did You Know?
The more recent Kaibab limestone caprock, on the rims of the Grand Canyon, formed 270 million years ago. In contrast, the oldest rocks within the Inner Gorge at the bottom of Grand Canyon date to 1.84 billion years ago. Geologists currently estimate the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.