The National Park Service has approved a plan to protect native fish and other aquatic species in the Colorado River below the Glen Canyon. According to a news release, the protection area includes the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park.
Fifty years ago, a World War Two glider pilot and Sierra Club board member started a successful business offering dory trips down the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. Along the way, he became a warrior for wilderness.
The U.S. House and Senate have passed an appropriations bill that will restore full funding to environmental programs on the Colorado River for the next fiscal year. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny reports, the programs were at risk of closing after the White House redirected their funding.