Articles from Grand Canyon NP

Newly Discovered Fossil Footprints from Grand Canyon National Park Force Paleontologists to Rethink Early Inhabitants of Ancient Deserts

An international team of paleontologists has united to study important fossil footprints recently discovered in a remote location within Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. A large sandstone boulder contains several exceptionally well-preserved trackways of primitive tetrapods (four-footed animals) which inhabited an ancient desert environment. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/newly-discovered-fossils.htm

Backcountry Users Advised of Changes to Water Availability on North Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails

Due to water turbidity and maintenance issues, some of the water filling stations and flush toilets normally available along the North Kaibab and Bright Angel Trails at this time of the year will not be open until water conditions change and/or water line repairs are made. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/backcountry-users-advised-of-changes…

Grand Canyon National Park Resource Management Staff to Apply Herbicide to Invasive Plants in Developed Areas of North Rim

From Tuesday, May 16 to Wednesday, May 17 the Grand Canyon National Park Division of Science and Resource Management (SRM) will apply minor spot spray treatments of herbicide around the Grand Canyon Lodge and campground in the North Rim Developed Area to aid in the control of an especially invasive grass species for which mechanical removal is ineffective. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/grca-apply-herbicide-on-nr-2019.htm

Celebrate Grand Canyon National Park's 100th Anniversary during Star Party Week, June 22-29

The twenty-ninth annual Grand Canyon Star Party will be held Saturday, June 22 through Saturday, June 29, 2019 on both South and North Rims of the park. Amateur astronomers from across the country will volunteer their telescopes and expertise for the enjoyment of park visitors. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/celebrate-grand-canyon-national-park…

Grand Canyon National Park to Apply Herbicide Along Colorado River Corridor

From April 15 to 30, 2019 the Grand Canyon National Park Division of
Science and Resource Management (SRM) will be applying cut-stump and occasional spot spray
treatments of herbicide to invasive plants along the banks of the Colorado River to aid in the
control of several invasive plant species for which mechanical removal is ineffective. https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/grca-apply-herbicide-along-co-river-…

Finding of No Significant Impact Signed for the Desert View Inter-Tribal Cultural Heritage Site Plan/Environmental Assessment at Grand Canyon National Park

A Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) was signed by Kate Hammond, Acting Regional Director for the Intermountain Region of the National Park Service (NPS), for a site plan to transform Desert View in Grand Canyon National Park into an Inter-tribal Cultural Heritage Site and share a unifying message from the park’s traditionally associated tribes: “we are still here”.

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