Expect Cooler Nights with No Precipitation Forecast through the Remainder of the 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 »
Kanabownits Fire to be Managed for Multiple Objectives on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – National Park Service fire managers on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon have decided to manage the Kanabowntis Fire for multiple objectives.
The lightning-caused Kanabowntis Fire was discovered in Grand Canyon National Park on Tuesday, July 8th at 7: 16 p.m. and is approximately 4 acres in size. Current fire behavior is moderate with backing in needle cast and dead and down trees and burning in a few standing snags. The fire is located approximately 1 mile northeast of the historic Kanabownits Cabin on the Walla Valley Peninsula.
The Kanabownits Fire is being managed for both resource and protection objectives. Resource objectives for the fire include returning fire to a fire-adapted ecosystem in order to maintain forest health. Protection objectives for the fire include protection of sensitive cultural resources and wildlife habitat.
A Wildland Fire Module is being ordered to support the fire management objectives. Additional overhead staff is already assigned to the fire.
There are no closures in effect at this time; however, smoke impacts may be possible.
You can follow the progress of this fire as well as view maps on Inciweb at http://inciweb.nwcg.gov. For additional fire information, please call 928-638-7819 (recorded message) or Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, Public Affairs Specialist, at 928-638-7958 or follow @GrandCanyonNPS on Twitter. For more on Grand Canyon's fire management program, please visit the park's web site at http://www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/firemanagement.htm.
Did You Know?
During the summer months temperatures within the Grand Canyon are extremely high. Plan your day so you are not hiking between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take a break near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of day. Enjoy a predawn start and a late afternoon finish. More...