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Glen Canyon Institute

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

Press Release

Politics, Policy and A Most Excellent Boating Adventure

From August 17-22nd the Glen Canyon Institute sponsored an historic trip down the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon.

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Major Initiative

GCI urges BOR to Fill Mead First

Glen Canyon Institute (GCI) has called on the Bureau or Reclamation (BOR) to implement the Fill Mead First plan, which could save massive amounts of water.

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In The News

Colorado River flows about average for 2014 water year

Near-average inflow to Lake Powell the past 12 months helped maintain storage at a similar level to last year in the key Colorado River reservoir. According to the Bureau of Reclamation. Read More »

Colorado River Connected group forms to protect headwaters

A coalition of groups from across the West today announced the formation of a new coalition to inform and engage communities in California, Nevada, Arizona, and other western states about threats posed to the Colorado River and their water supply. Read More »

277 Miles of Wild--Surrounded and Vulnerable

My compass needle says north is the direction of those bluffs to the west, and my GPS display is spinning around like a dog chasing its tail. Dust devils are swirling red dirt in my eyes and face, creating a gritty patina on the surface of my sunglasses. The only thing I am really sure of right now is space. Lots of space. Read More »