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Dedicated to the restoration of Glen Canyon and a free flowing Colorado River.

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ProPublica - Drought be Dammed

The water crisis in the West has renewed debate about the effectiveness of major dams, with some pushing for the enormous Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River to be decommissioned.

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Major Initiative

Glen Canyon Living Atlas Project

Experience a virtual tour of the restoration occurring in Glen Canyon - Produced by Glen Canyon Institute; in collaboration with National Geographic Maps as well as numerous and Glen Canyon Explorers.

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In The News

Negotiations moving forward on plan to avert Colorado River ‘crash’

What happens when the reservoirs are no longer full? It is time to restructure our treatment of the Colorado River. Read More »

Two Years After the Colorado Pulse Flow — An Abundance of Life

It's amazing what happens when we let the river flow its course. "Migratory waterbirds, nesting waterbirds, and nesting riparian birds have all increased in abundance, the report says. The monitoring team found that the abundance of 19 bird species of conservation concern, including vermillion flycatchers, hooded orioles, and yellow-breasted chats, was 43 percent higher at the restoration sites than at other sites in the floodplain." Read More »

Lake Powell Pipeline Criticized During Meeting

ST. GEORGE, Utah- The fight over the controversial Lake Powell Pipeline intensifies in St. George. Utah Rivers Council and Conserve Southwest Utah team up to fight against the proposed project. Read More »