Martin Litton was known as the conscience of the Grand Canyon. As a conservationist he battled the damming of the Colorado, and many other causes. This film documents Litton, a year after his death.
Grand Canyon National Park
We have dedicated ourselves to this cause because we know that our parks and public lands represent the very best of America; they are the places that preserve our wondrous natural and cultural heritage and truly allow us to know and appreciate our nations unique and diverse story.
You can still visit the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park during the winter...it'll just take you a bit longer to reach now that the Arizona Department of Transportation has closed State Route 67 between Jacob Lake and the North Rim.
What would the holidays be without the Christmas Bird Count? We’re here again to take a look at some selected CBC activities in the national parks this holiday season.
Rim-to-rim runners and hikers, river runners, and climbers all are exerting pressures and creating impacts on Grand Canyon National Park's backcountry. How to manage those activities while preserving the basic character of the more than 1.1 million acres of backcountry terrain is the goal of the park's draft Backcountry Management Plan, which is now open for public review and comment.
When I mentioned in a Traveler comment a few weeks ago that I was reading Dr. Runte’s book, Kurt asked if I would write a review. Since then, there have been a couple of articles batting some of Alfred’s ideas back and forth. When I took a look at Traveler the other morning, I found a rebuttal by Dr. Runte regarding one of those articles. Now I sit at my keyboard wondering if I am qualified – or even want to – wade into the middle of all this.
An ad campaign has been launched in a bid to convince Congress not to overhaul the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which for decades has been sending millions of dollars out across the country for state, local, and federal recreation and conservation projects.
What role did the nation's rail industry play in the national park movement? Dr. Alfred Runte, in response to those who believe it was minimal, maintains the railroads not only helped substantially push the movement along, but opened the Western landscape to many who might not otherwise have seen it.
A National Parks Conservation Association campaign launching today is designed to rally public support against threats facing such iconic national parks as Yellowstone, Yosemite, and Grand Canyon with hopes the Obama administration will step up and use the tools and authority it has to protect the parks.