Grand Canyon has nearly 400 bird species that call the canyon home. All of these birds, including the endangered California Condors or the threatened Mexican Spotted Owl, require assistance to ensure their native habitat remains as a place of refuge.
Funding will be used to build a sustainable Volunteer program for friends of GCA. This will allow for 8 week-long events in 2016 that can provide up to 100 volunteers for the national park. That adds up to 2,700 hours or $60,000 in labor value.
Grand Canyon’s diverse plant population can be found in thousands of meandering side canyons, along the mighty Colorado River, at the edges of seeps and springs, and on the rims of the canyon. A new garden near El Tovar will introduce visitors to the area’s native plants.
Preparing tomorrow’s park stewards is at the heart of all we do. Each year, more than 20,000 students engage in real-world exploration in and out of the classroom with Grand Canyon National Park Rangers.
A new energy efficient greenhouse helped the park service vegetation team and its hard working volunteers double our capacity to propagate native seeds and replant natural habitats throughout the park.
Kolb Studio is the former home and photography studio of Ellsworth and Emery Kolb, early Grand Canyon entrepreneurs. The studio was built in 1904 and represents an important landmark in the history of Grand Canyon and the pioneer spirit that founded the West.
This beautiful stone amphitheater provides a spectacular setting for interpretive programs at Grand Canyon. Thanks to your donations, visitors can learn about the park while enjoying breathtaking views of the Colorado River, Zoroaster Temple, Phantom Ranch and Bright Angel Canyon.
Your donations to the Polk Science Fellowship have allowed young scientists the opportunity to work alongside NPS science staff on archaeology digs, wildlife studies and restoration of native vegetation at Grand Canyon National Park. Thank you for donating to support the scientists of the future!
Virtual museums - digital collections of artifacts and historic photographs - make park resources accessible to diverse audiences and can inspire stewardship of our park and its resources. See the Grand Canyon virtual collections at https://flic.kr/s/aHsjXb8pzW.
The Pueblo of Zuni has identified the Whitmore Rock Art panel at river mile 188 as a tribally significant location, documenting Zuni emergence into this (the fourth) world. Member and donor contributions helped preserve the area for future tribal use.