Grand Canyon National Park

BLM In Position To Issue 20-Year Moratorium On Uranium Mining Around Grand Canyon National Park

U.S. Bureau of Land Management officials on Wednesday announced their preference to extend a moratorium on uranium mining around Grand Canyon National Park for 20 years. After a 30-day waiting period, Interior Secretary Ken Salazar will be able to sign off on the plan.

Public Input Sought On Glen Canyon Dam Operations And Their Impact on Grand Canyon National Park

As the National Park Service and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation continue to search for a compromise over water flows from the Glen Canyon Dam and into the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park, the public is now being given opportunities to weigh in on the matter.

Update: Grandfather Indicted On Child Abuse Charges Stemming From Grand Canyon National Park Hike

An Indiana man has been indicted on six counts alleging child abuse stemming from rim-to-river-to-rim hikes in Grand Canyon National Park with his three grandsons during some of the hottest days of the summer.

Many Facilities on Grand Canyon National Park's North Rim to Close for Season on October 15

As the fall color season winds down in the Arizona high country, there's another sure sign winter is on the way: Most facilities on the North Rim at Grand Canyon National Park will close for the season on October 15. The area remains open for visitors for another month or so, depending upon the weather, and all operations continue as normal at the park's busy South Rim.

A National Park Superintendent And His Questionable Real Estate Deal

What should we make from the story that a National Park Service superintendent sold his house for more than three times its assessed value to a key concessionaire in his park and didn’t consider it a conflict of interest?

Adventure-Journal: Mr. Uberuaga Should Not Have Been Given Grand Canyon National Park Promotion

David Uberuaga should not be the superintendent of the Grand Canyon National Park. He might be an awesome administrator, a conscientious steward of public lands, smart as the day is long, and a great guy, but his conduct in the matter of a highly questionable real estate deal while stationed at Mount Rainier National Park shows a lack of judgment that should preclude him from overseeing one of America’s premier treasures, as he is now.

Grand Canyon National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area To Celebrate Earth Science Week

Earth Science week is on its way, and at least two units of the National Park System are marking it with activities for the entire family.

Fall Is Ripe With Lodging Specials In Parts of the National Park System

With the calendar quickly running out on the short fall season in some parts of the National Park System, some concessionaires are responding with lodging specials that might intrigue you.

Arizona's Outdoor Recreation Community Urges Interior Secretary To Protect Grand Canyon From Mining

It's not unusual to send postcards from national parks, but the card sent to Interior Secretary Ken Salazar not only encourages him to visit Grand Canyon National Park, but to protect it from hardrock mining.

National Park Road Trip 2011: Looking Back Over All The Miles...

How did you spend your summer? David and Kay Scott traveled nearly 11,000 miles, visited 29 units of the National Park System, and toured 62 lodges. Here's a recap of what they found.

Canadian Charged With Spray Painting Names Over Famous Rock Outcrop In Grand Canyon National Park

A Canadian man, reportedly hoping to impress his children 20 years from now, spray painted part of his name on a famous rock outcrop at Grand Canyon National Park, according to the ranger who interviewed him.

Grandfather Accused Of Endangering Health And Welfare of Grandsons During Inner Gorge Hike In Grand Canyon National Park

An Indiana man was in court Thursday to face charges of endangering the health and safety of his three young grandsons by allegedly abusing them physically and verbally and denying them water and rests on a 19-mile hike into the Inner Gorge of Grand Canyon National Park during one of the hottest days of the summer, according to a sworn complaint filed in U.S. District Court

Hiker In Grand Canyon National Park Apparent Victim of Heat

Grand Canyon National Park rangers have recovered the body of a hiker who apparently fell victim to the high heat of the canyon's Inner Gorge.
Trains of Discovery: Railroads and the Legacy of Our National Parks For years I've been searching for railroad memorabilia tied to the national parks: Posters, luggage stickers, calendars, even timetables from the Northern Pacific, Great Northern Railway, Southern Pacific, Union Pacific.

The Million Club: National Parks That Had More Than A Million Visits in 2010

Crown jewels like Grand Canyon, Yellowstone and Yosemite get huge numbers of visitors, but most of the Million Club's heavy lifters don't even have National Park as part of their name.

"Parks in Focus" Program Brings Kids To Camp in Grand Canyon National Park

While there's been concern about getting younger generations out into the national parks, there's a program at work that recently brought some middle school students to Grand Canyon National Park for a camping experience.
This is a book I wish I had read many years ago. Told by Horace M. Albright not long before his death, it’s a recounting of the establishment years of the National Park Service told by one of the two men who literally created it and rightfully became legends in its history.

End-of-Season Lodging Deals Yours For The Asking At Yellowstone, Grand Canyon National Parks

With summer's end surprisingly near, lodging rates are dropping at Yellowstone and Grand Canyon national parks, with some rooms available for as little as $59 a night.

One Killed, Five Injured By Lightning Strike at Grand Canyon National Park

A German tourist has been killed and five others injured by a lightning strike on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Politicians Working To Block Grand Canyon National Park's Proposed Air-Tour Management Plan

Nearly a quarter-century of work to better manage air tours over Grand Canyon National Park could go by the wayside if an amendment pending in the U.S. House of Representatives is allowed to stand, according to other members of Congress and the National Parks Conservation Association.
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National Park Service Moving To Let Tribes Collect Plants, Minerals From Parks For Traditional Practices

A move by the National Park Service to allow Native American tribes to collect plants and minerals from units of the National Park System for traditional purposes is being condemned by Public Employees for Environmental Purposes.

Reader Participation Day: Would You Stop Donating To the Parks If You Lost the Tax Deduction?

Would you still contribute to charitable organizations such as the National Park Foundation and park friends groups if you couldn't deduct the donation on your income taxes?

Got A 'Droid? Download Chimani's National Parks App ... For Free!

OK all you Droid owners, now's the time for you to add a national park app to your phone...for free!

House Of Representatives Could Act Monday on Bid to Allow Uranium Mining Around Grand Canyon National Park

How strong is the market for uranium? Is nuclear energy a key component of the nation's energy future? How many jobs would be created by allowing mining of uranium around the Grand Canyon National Park? Those are some of the questions to consider as the House of Representatives moves to vote on a measure that could allow the mining to proceed.

Grand Canyon National Park

View from the North Rim, by QT Luong, www.terragalleria.com/parks, used with permission.

A colorful rift in the earth millions of years -- and immeasurable gallons of water -- in the making, the jagged maw of the Grand Canyon draws crowds content enough to simply stare across this impressive cross-section of geology from either the South or North rim of its namesake national park.

Chimani's Library Of National Park Apps Continues To Grow

Chimani continues to grow its library of national park apps for iPhones and Droids.

Reader Participation Day: Do National Parks Provide Ample Wildlife Warnings to Visitors?

In the wake of last week's fatal grizzly bear attack in Yellowstone National Park, and last fall's fatal goring by a mountain goat of a hiker in Olympic National Park, are park officials doing enough to educate visitors on wildlife?

House Appropriations Committee Goes Along With Effort To Allow Mining Around Grand Canyon National Park

The House Appropriations Committee has passed a funding bill for the Interior Department that contains a rider to allow uranium mining on 1 million acres surrounding Grand Canyon National Park.

House Interior Appropriations Budget Carries Ill Winds for National Park System

A proposal concerning Fiscal Year 2012 funding for the Interior Department stands to do more than a little harm to the National Park Service's fiscal fitness, and also could theoretically degrade the watersheds that drain into the Colorado River as it runs through Grand Canyon National Park.

Grand Canyon National Park Celebrates Completion of Improvements at Mather Point

For many people arriving at Grand Canyon National Park, Mather Point provides the first chance to actually see the famous canyon. In recent years, however, some visitors probably felt they'd spent more time looking for a parking space than at the view. The park recently celebrated the completion of a multi-year project that should make a stop at Mather Point a lot more enjoyable.
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