A Warm Day Friday with Light Winds
Expect breezy southwest winds this weekend as a cold front moves north of the Grand Canyon region. Maximum temperatures cool to seasonal normals from Sunday through Wednesday. More »
Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Grand Canyon National Park
Public Health Alert, October 2014: A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. Any persons having physical contact with bats in the park, please follow this link. More »
Pile Burning to Begin at South Rim of Grand Canyon
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Contact: Daniel Pearson, 928-638-7934
Fire managers will take advantage of moisture to minimize the chance of fire spread and potential spotting from the piles. The piles will be ignited by firefighters and monitored until the piles are completely out.
Park visitors may see open flames and/or smell smoke in the vicinity of the piles located south of Mather Campground along Market Plaza Road, Supai Camp, and along Rowe Well Road. Signs will be posted advising visitors and motorists of possible smoke along impacted travel corridors. Coordination with the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is underway.
For more information on this debris burning project, please contact South District Fire Management Officer Dan Pearson at 928-638-7934. For more about Grand Canyon National Park's fire management program, please visit the park's website at http://www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/firemanagement.htm.
Did You Know?
California condors, being curious, are attracted to human activity. If you see a condor, do not approach it or offer it food. As you enjoy your next Grand Canyon viewpoint, look for these massive scavengers soaring on their nine-foot (3m) wings over the canyon. More...