Glen Canyon Dam

John Blaustein

Floating down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon can be a leisurely, relaxing experience. But for a handful of river runners, speed is the real objective.


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Visitors to a national recreation area straddling the Arizona-Utah border are being asked to stay away from a rock art site that features sheep carved thousands of years ago.

 

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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.

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Environmental groups that have long pushed to bring down a huge Colorado River dam along the Arizona-Utah border are suing the federal government.

Earth Notes: Martin Litton

Apr 3, 2019
Courtesy John Blaustein

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.


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