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Behind the Scenes – Grand Canyon Science and Resource Management staff to host Public Open House

Grand Canyon National Park Vegetation Program Intern planting sentry milkvetch (Astragalus cremnophylax) at Marcicopa Point on the South Rim (NPS Photo)
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News Release Date: May 25, 2011
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Grand Canyon National Park’s Division of Science and Resource Management will host a public open house on June 8th at Park Headquarters in the courtyard from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Open House will include posters, archeological artifacts, wildlife displays, and multimedia features. Wildlife biologists, vegetation biologists, archeologists, physical scientists, wilderness managers, GIS specialists and other staff members will be present to provide further information about their program and answer questions.

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 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, air quality monitoring, and the tribal consultation program.

For additional information, please contact Jane Rodgers, Deputy Chief, Science and Resource Management, at 928-638-7475, or Allyson Mathis, Science and Education Outreach Coordinator, at 928-638-7923.

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