Water availability at Grand Canyon National Park
With each passing year, demand for water at Grand Canyon National Park and the surrounding area increases even though the supply is limited. Proposed developments in Tusayan would increase water consumption by nearly 400 percent. Read more.
Uranium mining in Northern Arizona
In 2012, U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar signed an order protecting over one million acres of federal land from mining operations for 20 years. The land, which belongs to the Bureau of Land Management and U.S. Forest Service, surrounds Grand Canyon National Park. Read more.
Development near Grand Canyon National Park
A broad coalition has significant concerns about plans for increased development, in Tusayan, near the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Proposed projects there could negatively impact wildlife, tourism and natural resources. Read more.
Bison at Grand Canyon National Park
Starting in the 1950s, the Arizona Game and Fish Department managed a bison herd in the House Rock Wildlife Area in the Kaibab National Forest. In the 1990s, the bison started to leave the wildlife area because of wildfires and hunters. The herd moved into Grand Canyon National Park and never returned to House Rock Wildlife Area. Read more.