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Vol. 30, No. 3

Canyon Views Winter 2023/2024

In this issue of Canyon Views, we share the many ways that we’ve furthered the work of the National Park Service Staff. From projects with Indigenous communities to science and education, you’ll read about programs that protect and make Grand Canyon a better place for future generations.

Photo by Mark Chen

C5 D 2830 Panorama 2 for GCC

From the CEO

Dear Friends,

We are coming off an incredible year for Grand Canyon Conservancy. Thanks to your support, our impacts have been as vast and varied as the landscape of Grand Canyon itself.

In this issue of Canyon Views, we share the many ways that we’ve furthered the work of the National Park Service Staff. From projects with Indigenous communities to science and education, you’ll read about programs that protect and make Grand Canyon a better place for future generations.

I’m especially encouraged to share the stories of and about our youth. On page six, a young park scientist, Hannah Chambless, shares the work she and others are doing to understand the canyon’s groundwater. I had a chance to spend time on a river trip with Hannah this summer. Her passion and enthusiasm for her work are contagious. She has a whole raft of volunteers ready to help her inject tracing dye in sinkholes on the North Rim. You can also read about Tania Parra Guardado and Baylee Christensen, two Polk Intern alumni who are furthering their work with the National Park Service.

The dedication and hard work of Grand Canyon National Park’s staff is making a profound impact on the canyon, and with your continued support, we look forward to even greater accomplishments in the year ahead!

Theresa McMullan
Chief Executive Officer

In This Issue

  • A Message from Ed
  • Bringing Bison into Balance with the Landscape
  • Dye Tracing at Grand Canyon
  • Grand Canyon’s Education Branch
  • PSAR Symposium
  • Polk Internships Help Students Find Their Path, Purpose, and Passion
  • Shifting Narratives: Honoring and Amplifying Indigenous Voices
  • What’s in a Name? Newly Dedicated, Havasupai Gardens Shows Words Have Power
  • Reconciliation of Place Names Committee Hosts First In-Person Meeting at Grand Canyon
  • Heritage Days Highlights a Rich Tapestry of Art, Craft, and Culture
  • Governor Hobbs and Tribal Leaders Convene at Grand Canyon
  • Member Spotlight: Ann and Bruce Peek
  • Ways to Give
  • Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute
  • Shop Grand Canyon Conservancy
Originally Published: 12-18-2023