Grand Canyon National Park
Efforts were under way Sunday evening to rescue 16 Colorado River rafters who apparently were stranded by high water flows in Grand Canyon National Park. Rangers planned to use a helicopter to "short haul" the 16 one-by-one to safety.
National Public Radio is on the road in the National Park System this week, visiting both iconic and obscure parks. But is there a chink in NPR's coverage?
Best laid plans literally have gone up in flames in Grand Canyon National Park, where a prescribed fire has blown out of control. The Walla Valley Fire on the park's North Rim is burning across 225 acres and is just 15 percent contained. It's located about 9 miles west of the North Rim's developed area.
|Rescue Cost Recovery.pdf||338.09 KB|
As was noted the other day, a coalition of conservation groups has asked that the National Park Service extend the public comment period for the proposed revision of the "natural quiet" definition regarding aircraft over Grand Canyon National Park. Read on to find the link where you can post your comments.
|4.9.08 Clarification of definition on natural quiet.pdf||25.05 KB|
|1987 National Parks Overflight Act.pdf||50.9 KB|
|GRCA comment period leter 5-1-08.pdf||58.34 KB|
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An unidentified man has drowned during a rafting trip through Grand Canyon National Park.