CRMP Research, Monitoring and Mitigation Program

The CRMP Research Monitoring and Mitigation Program is directed at identifying and evaluating:

  • Natural and Cultural Resource Conditions
  • Natural and Cultural Resource Impacts
  • Visitor Experience


“Mitigating” negative impacts to park resources and visitor experience using the following management tools:

  • Resource Education and Outreach
  • Cyclic Maintenance and Site Restoration
  • Adaptive Management

Additional research and monitoring efforts are conducted by the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center (GCMRC), located in Flagstaff, AZ. A summary of these projects are found below.

If you have questions regarding any of these projects, please contact Grand Canyon's Research Coordinator at 928-638-7447 or
email us.

Copies of the the files listed below may be requested from Grand Canyon National Park's Museum Collection and Archive. 928-638-7769

  • Studying Changes in Upland Landscapes and Archaeological Sites (206 kb)

  • Monitoring Sand Storage to Conserve Sandbars in Grand Canyon National Park (232 kb)

  • Sandbar and Campsite Monitoring in Grand Canyon National Park (532 kb)

  • Citizen Science—Quantifying Food for the Fishes of the Grand Canyon (174 kb)

  • Natal Origins of Rainbow Trout and Survival of Juvenile Humpback Chub (172 kb)

  • Riparian Vegetation Studies - Monitoring Vegetation Change (575 kb)

  • U.S. Geological Survey Stream Gaging along the Colorado River in Canyon National Park (298 kb)

  • Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program Fish Community Monitoring (353 kb)

CRMP Annual Reports (pdf files)

  • Fiscal Year 2015
  • Fiscal Year 2014
  • Fiscal Year 2013
  • Fiscal Year 2012
  • Fiscal Year 2011
  • Fiscal Year 2010

Other Related Documents (pdf files)

  • Lower Gorge Campsite Mitigation, Mar 2015
  • Soap Creek Restoration Project, Nov 2009

Last updated: October 12, 2022

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