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

Press Release

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


Preservation of the Upper Colorado River, a beautiful thing. "Wildlife species such as bald eagles, osprey, great blue herons, and songbirds rely on this undeveloped land for habitat. The perpetual conservation easement ensures that development will never encroach on this scenic stretch of river." Read More »

Drought on Colorado River Sparks Revolutionary Idea: Sharing Water

Business as usual is going to have change when it comes to dealing with the Colorado River and water for millions. “Can we get through?” asks UNLV’s Pat Mulroy. “Yes, but not the same way we got through the last 100 years. There’s a different set of interconnections and relationships that have to be forged. So it’s how we tackle the problem that has to change.” Read More »

McBride, Fedarko wrap up 14-month journey through Grand Canyon

The Colorado River has inspired adventure for centuries. Take a look at this expedition into the heart of the Grand Canyon from the Author of The Emerald Mile. Glen Canyon holds treasures just as sublime. Read More »