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Arizona / Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon National Park is located in northwestern Arizona. The park covers 1,217,262 acres (1,901.972 sq mi; 492,608 ha; 4,926.08 km2) of unincorporated area in Coconino and Mohave counties.

Park Info

http://www.nps.gov/grca
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http://www.nps.gov/grca/parkmgmt/statistics.htm
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Headlines

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jul/17/grand-canyon-uranium-mining-havasupai-tribe-water-source
https://www.doi.gov/blog/13-things-you-didnt-know-about-grand-canyon-national-park
https://www.Americanrivers.org/2016/10/navajo-council-opposes-grand-canyon-tram
Panel of Navajo Nation Council opposes proposed Grand Canyon tram
After 'Failure in Leadership,' New Grand Canyon Superintendent Part Of Culture Change - @laurelgwyn
Tourists aiming to protect underfed, injured animals at Grand Canyon
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2016/07/25/auto-draft
https://www.buzzfeed.com/salvadorhernandez/grand-canyon-national-park-leader-to-step-down-after-report
http://www.hcn.org/articles/grand-canyon-superintendent-retires-during-ongoing-harassment-investigation-1
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2016/06/08/1536073/-Anti-Government-Extremism-and-Protecting-the-Grand-Canyon - @RepRaulGrijalva
http://nationalparkswatch.com/2016/04/29/tribal-leaders-seek-protections-near-grand-canyon
Xanterra receives 15-year hospitality contract at Grand Canyon National Park - Grand Canyon News
Local food with a great story, Grand Canyon Lodges partners with Navajo Pride - @GCanyonNews
Grand Canyon Association Wants to Help Tribes Rediscover Sacred Sites
Grand Canyon plugged by a magnificent sea of fog
http://www.nps.gov/grca/parknews/tourism-to-grand-canyon-national-park-creates-476-million-dollars-in-economic-benefit-report-shows-visitor-spending-supports-6238-jobs-in-local-economy.htm
http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-grand-canyon-20140706-story.html
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-le-0712-saturday-grand-canyon-development-20140712-story.html
Google's Grand Plan
Study challenges presumed age of Grand Canyon

Headlines: Confluence

http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-investigations/2016/08/30/navajos-considering-legislation-approve-grand-canyon-escalade-project/89600236
http://observer.com/2016/09/45000-people-are-protesting-a-grand-canyon-resort-with-online-petitions
Begaye does not support Grand Canyon Escalade project
Where Grand Canyon rivers converge, economic and preservation needs collide - Outbounding
More Than 200,000 Said To Voice Opposition To Development On Grand Canyon National Park's Doorstep
'The greatest threat the Grand Canyon has ever seen' - Daily Mail


Headlines: Concessions

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/765664639/Grand-Canyon-awards-temporary-South-Rim-contract.html
http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/2014/12/national-park-service-court-filing-claims-xanterra-trying-block-competition-grand-canyon-concessions26032
http://www.abqjournal.com/511962
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/grand-canyon-contract-offer-fails-attract-bids-27570279
Grand Canyon National Park's Concessions Issue Impacting National Parks Nationwide - Kurt Repanshek/National Parks Traveler @ParksTraveler
http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_26689819/xanterra-sues-over-national-parks-changes-grand-canyon
http://www.grandcanyonforever.com

RSS

Grand Canyon - Google News

nps.gov - Grand Canyon National Park - News Releases

Indigenous Peoples

What are the Indigenous names for the Grand Canyon?
One of the Diné (Navajo) names for the Grand Canyon is Tsékooh Hatsoh. Another is Bidáá’ Ha’azt’i’.



The Hualapai call this middle river corridor 'Hakataya' or 'the backbone of the river'.
https://intercontinentalcry.org/indigenous-peoples/hualapai

August 11-12 Grand Canyon National Park

Spotlight: Desert View Watchtower

Free shuttle buses do not operate on Desert View Drive.

Rededication Ceremony
https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/news/desert-view-ceremony.htm
https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/desert-view-drive.htm
https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/upload/desert-view.pdf

http://planeta.com/1605desertview

Desert_View_Watchtower - Wikipedia

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The Watchtower is located at Desert View, the eastern-most developed area on the South Rim of the park.

The 70-foot tower has several observation decks and is one of the most prominent architectural features on the South Rim of the Canyon.

Recognized as a National Historic Landmark, the tower was constructed in 1932. Architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter's design takes its influences from the architecture of the ancestral Puebloan people of the Colorado Plateau.

The Desert View Watchtower had been managed by a park concessionaire as a gift shop until last year.

News Release
Date: May 18, 2016

Grand Canyon, Ariz. –The National Park Service (NPS) and its partners invite the public to a re-dedication ceremony at the Desert View Watchtower on Sunday, May 22, 2016 at 10:30 am.

The ceremony, a National Park Service Centennial event, commemorates the grand re-opening and rededication of the Watchtower from a souvenir shop to a cultural heritage place. Representatives from the NPS, Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon's InterTribal Advisory Council (ItAC), and the American Indian Native Alaskan Tourism Association (AIANTA) will be present. "Thanks to the hard work of the ItAC and our partners, this project re-envisions how visitors experience Desert View and the entire park. This will lead the NPS into the next century,"said Grand Canyon Superintendent Dave Uberuaga.

Desert View has transformed into a place to celebrate, share, and learn about inter-tribal cultural heritage.The revival of Desert View as a cultural heritage site provides opportunities for the public to connect with Grand Canyon National Park's Traditionally Associated Tribes through displays and the Cultural Demonstration Series.

For the weekend of the ceremony, join Hopi musician and artist Ed Kabotie and Navajo moccasin maker Bill Thomas, Jr. at the Watchtower. At shade shelters near the Watchtower, meet Havasupai storyteller Diana Sue Uqualla, Zuni silversmith Duran Gaspar, Zuni fetish makers Jimmy Yawakia and Eric Lasiloo, and Hopi and Zuni potters Bobby Silas and Tim Edakkie.

The Desert View area has been used as a gathering place for thousands of years. Visitors can see a glimpse of the ancient past at the Tusayan Ruin and Museum. Architect Mary Colter modeled Desert View's centerpiece, the Watchtower, after the architecture of the Ancestral Puebloan people of the Colorado Plateau. Today Desert View represents the physical and cultural gateway from Grand Canyon National Park to the Navajo and Hopi reservations.

Desert View is the eastern entrance into Grand Canyon National Park. It is located on the South Rim approximately 45 minutes east of Grand Canyon Village. To plan your visit to Desert View, go to http://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/placestogo.htm.

http://nhonews.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&SubSectionID=795&ArticleID=17521



Desert View

ArtPlace America has awarded the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association, on behalf of the tribal heritage project partnership, a grant of $500,000 to further arts and culture at Desert View in Grand Canyon National Park. The grant will transform Desert View into a place to celebrate, share and learn about intertribal cultural heritage.
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World Heritage

http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/75

Features

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Tours

http://www.hatchriverexpeditions.com - @HatchRiver

Mary Colter
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mary_Colter

Grand Canyon's InterTribal Advisory Council (ItAC)

https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/photosmultimedia/gcid-05-dvwt.htm
http://www.artplaceamerica.org/funded-projects/grand-canyon-national-park-desert-view-inter%C2%ADtribal-cultural-heritage-center-and
http://www.recreation.gov/marketing.do?goto=acm/Explore_And_More/exploreArticles/Spotlight_-The-Grand-Canyon-through-Indian-Eyes.htm
http://grandcircle.org/grand-circle-media/news-releases/958-grand-canyon-national-park-to-hold-desert-view-watchtower-re-dedication-ceremony

Maps
http://npmaps.com/grand-canyon
https://twitter.com/npmaps

Protected Planet
http://www.protectedplanet.net/grand-canyon-national-park-world-heritage-site

Chimani
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/grand-canyon-national-park/id422907236?mt=8

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Scattering of Ashes
https://www.nps.gov/grca/learn/management/sup.htm#CP_JUMP_2220845

Elsewhere on the Web

http://www.grandcanyontrust.org - https://twitter.com/GrandCanynTrust

Camping


Mather Campground
https://www.nps.gov/grca/planyourvisit/cg-sr.htm#CP_JUMP_1954262
https://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g143028-d146584-Reviews-Mather_Campground-Grand_Canyon_National_Park_Arizona.html
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Mather+Campground/@36.0489533,-112.1205879,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x873310a2cf68d29b:0xcf63c05845cb1fe5!8m2!3d36.048949!4d-112.1183939

Filing

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/grand_canyon_nps
https://twitter.com/GrandCanyonNPS
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canyon_Suite
http://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=north%20rim&wuSelect=WEATHER
http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?zoneid=AZZ004
http://www.nature.nps.gov/air/webcams/parks/grcacam/grcacam.cfm
State of the Park: Grand Canyon National Park (August 2010)
Uranium Ban at U.S. Grand Canyon Pits Tourism Against Mining - Bloomberg
Grand Canyon Hosts 5th Annual Archeology Day

The Grand Canyon Association helps preserve and protect Grand Canyon National Park by cultivating support through education and understanding of the park. @GrandCanyonAssn

Save the Confluence
http://savetheconfluence.com

A Scottsdale-based developer is pushing the Navajo Nation Council to approve a master agreement and bill in support of “Grand Canyon Escalade.”
This proposed development, located above the sacred confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers, includes a 1.4-mile tramway that would shuttle up to 10,000 visitors a day to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. It also features an elevated walkway and amphitheater below the rim, as well as a hotel, restaurant, RV center, and other resort attractions above the rim.
The entire area is sacred to Navajo, Hopi, Zuni, and other native people of the Grand Canyon region. For river runners and millions of other citizens, the development “would desecrate one of the country’s most beloved wilderness shrines.”
http://www.grandcanyontrust.org/stopping-grand-canyon-escalade

Quotes

You cannot see the Grand Canyon in one view, as if it were a changeless spectacle from which a curtain might be lifted, but to see it, you have to toil from month to month through its labyrinths.
- John Wesley Powell

Economics

A National Park Service report shows that 5.5 million visitors to Grand Canyon National Park in 2015 spent $584 million in communities near the park. Tourism to Grand Canyon National Park Creates $584 Million in Economic Benefits.

The peer-reviewed visitor spending analysis was conducted by economists Catherine Cullinane Thomas of the U.S. Geological Survey and Lynne Koontz of the National Park Service.The report shows $16.9 billion of direct spending by 307.2 million park visitors in communities within 60 miles of a national park. This spending supported 295,000 jobs nationally; 252,000 of those jobs are found in these gateway communities. The cumulative benefit to the U.S. economy was $32 billion.

Grand Canyon-Parashant = more than a million acres of federal land now jointly managed by the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management just east of Gold Butte.

https://www.nps.gov/para/index.htm
https://www.nps.gov/para/planyourvisit/maps.htm


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canyon-Parashant_National_Monument



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1956 Grand Canyon TWA-United Airlines Aviation Accident Site National Historic Landmark Dedication
Grand Canyon National Park Cloud Inversion: November 29, 2013
Grand Canyon National Park Watchtower Kiva Room - restored January 2015 #9390

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Proposed Monument

The Greater Grand Canyon Heritage National Monument consists of 1.7 million acres (688,000 hectares) of publicly-owned lands in northern Arizona. These are the North Kaibab and Tusayan Ranger Districts of the Kaibab National Forest, as well as Arizona lands north of the Colorado River that are managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The boundaries also enclose the entirety of the Kaibab Plateau above the Grand Canyon’s North Rim. These lands are home to more than 3,000 ancient Native American archaeological sites, over 125 creeks, springs and seeps that feed the Colorado River, and a variety of native plant and animal species. Outdoor activities in this area generate $32 million of annual economic activity and support hundreds of local jobs. National monument status provides for continued existing activities, including public access, rights-of-way, sightseeing, and a variety of outdoor activities. This level of protection will provide land users with ongoing recreation opportunities such as hunting, conserve rare old-growth forests, and preserve archaeological sites. It will also prevent damage to the land and the Colorado River watershed from future uranium mining in the area.
http://darksky.org/act-now-to-preserve-grand-canyon-area-night-skies

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