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.
Grand Canyon’s diverse plant population can be found in the folds of thousands of meandering side canyons, along the mighty Colorado River, at the edges of seeps and springs, and on the rims of the canyon covered by snow for much of the winter.
More than 11,000 years ago, native people lived among the Canyon’s walls. Today, members of tribal communities do not visit the park frequently, even those from the surrounding communities. There are many factors, including financial, that can make it difficult for tribal members, especially elders to visit Grand Canyon.
Indian Garden is a restful oasis to all who hike along the Bright Angel Trail. As a destination or an overnight stay “the Garden” brings peace to weary bodies of those hardy people who took the chance to step below the rim.
Children are the future stewards of America’s National Parks. Grand Canyon Rangers engage school children in the wonders of the canyon with programs offered at the South Rim and by presenting Grand Canyon programs at schools throughout the Southwest.
Kolb Studio is the former home and photography studio of Ellsworth and Emery Kolb, early Grand Canyon entrepreneurs who built, lived and worked in this amazing 1904 building perched on the very edge of the rim.
Grand Canyon’s Vegetation Program is a leader within the Park Service in utilizing volunteers to preserve park natural resources. Volunteers perform crucial activities including collecting native plant seed, propagating native plants in nurseries, and planting native vegetation in disturbed areas.
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. Traditional museum collections are under-utilized and not readily accessible to the public.