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Dissecting the Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument proposal

The proposal to create a Grand Canyon Watershed National Monument has newspapers in the region weighing in with some more nuanced and thoughtful discussions than we often see in likely contentious issues like this. [Right, view of proposed monument area. Credit, Steve Bridgehouse, as posted on the Sierra Club site]The St. George (Utah) News starts off with the statement, "For well over a century the complicated and often uneasy relationships between conservationists, miners, ranchers, and the U.
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Google Street View hikes into Grand Canyon

Academics / Geology : Arizona Geology (2 years ago)

A team from Google took their new 40-pound Trekker backpacking camera-GPS system into the Grand Canyon last week to create the first Google Street View of the Bright Angel Trail. The event caught the imagination of news outlets arou... Read Post

Navajo Nation Proposing New Development of Grand Canyon

Lifestyle / Travel : Vagabondish (3 years ago)

Grand Canyon National Park ©ohitzanna The East Rim of the Grand Canyon is the sole section of the landmark without development–and now, the Navajo Nation is proposing a major redevelopment project. The Navajo government is proposing... Read Post

Uranium Mining in the Grand Canyon? Perish the thought (well, except...)

Academics / Geology : Geotripper (3 years ago)

Having just returned from the Grand Canyon, I noticed with interest that the Obama administration is announcing the continuation of a moratorium on uranium mining on lands adjacent to Grand Canyon National Park. It's a contentious i... Read Post

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