As employees of the National Park Service (NPS) we are tasked with both protecting the land and sharing it with the public. It is a big job that takes a lot of people. Within each national park various offices manage budget and finance, concession operations, visitor protection, interpretation and education, facilities and infrastructure, and the protection and preservation of cultural and natural resources. The Grand Canyon National Park management team consists of a group of administrative and division leaders led by Superintendent Ed Keable.
We enjoy sharing the park with you, so seek us out by stepping inside a visitor center, attending a ranger program, or following our social media channels.
The National Park Service preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations. The NPS cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout the country and the world.
As a place of national and global importance, Grand Canyon National Park preserves and protects the natural and cultural resources and ecological and physical processes of the Grand Canyon along with its scenic, aesthetic, and scientific values for the benefit and enjoyment of the public.
Laws & Policies
Balancing the contradictory missions of preservation and visitor use can be challenging. Park managers work with local communities, state and federal agencies, the public, and numerous other partners to ensure that visitors can experience Grand Canyon National Park's incredibly diverse and dynamic ecosystems while keeping the promise of preservation for future generations.Some of the main laws, policies, and management plans that guides decision making in the park are listed below. Additional management plans that guide the management of Grand Canyon are available in the park’s Portfolio of Management Plans.
Superintendent’s Compendium of Regulations
Regulations applying specifically to Grand Canyon National Park.
Code of Federal Regulations
Title 36 Regulations covering all National Park Service units.
General Management Plan
Guides the management of resources, visitor use, and general development at the park. The primary purpose of the plan is to provide a foundation from which to protect park resources while providing for meaningful visitor experiences.
The document describes the park's basic purpose, significance, resources, and values. It serves as the foundation for future planning and management. Foundation Document Overview (1.1 MB) - Foundation Document (9.02 MB)
Grand Canyon Designation History:
1882 First unsuccessful attempt to establish a Grand Canyon National Park.
Learn more about Grand Canyon National Park's Administrative History.
Last updated: April 20, 2023