Expect a Good Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms Through 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 »
National Park Service and Federal Aviation Administration to Hold Meeting on Grand Canyon Overflights
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge/NPS, 928-638-7779
Contact: Ian Gregor/FAA, 310-725-3580
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - The National Park Service (NPS) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, July 28 to update an advisory panel on the agencies’ efforts to restore natural quiet in Grand Canyon National Park.
The meeting will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the High Country Conference Center, 300 South Milton Road, Flagstaff, Arizona.
During the meeting, the NPS and FAA will update the Grand Canyon Working Group on the status of several noise reduction alternatives. The information will include preliminary sound modeling results that quantify the degree to which the alternatives restore natural quiet in the park.
The Working Group was established to help develop programs to measure and manage the overflight noise at Grand Canyon National Park. The group includes agency, tribal, environmental, recreation, and aviation representatives.
While Tuesday’s meeting is open to the public, attendees’ participation will be limited to making brief comments at the end of the meeting.
Congress mandated the restoration of natural quiet in the park when it passed the National Parks Overflights Act of 1987.
For more information, please contact Ms. Palma Wilson, Deputy Superintendent, Grand Canyon National Park (928) 638-7945 or e-mail us and Ms. Lynne Pickard, Senior Advisor for Environmental Policy, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington, D.C. at (202) 267-3576 or e-mail us.
Did You Know?
President Theodore Roosevelt said of Grand Canyon, "Leave it as it is. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it. What you can do is to keep it for your children, your children's children, and for all who come after you, as one of the great sights which every American should see."