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Glen Canyon Institute

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

Outdoor Retailer is leaving Utah over public lands issues, a move Herbert calls ‘offensive’

While we are saddened to see OR leave Salt Lake, we support the move to divest from a state that sells off its public lands and wild space. Read More »

The West’s coal giant is going down

The energy revolution is happening. "But coal power is no longer the best energy bargain. And on Monday the plant's four private utility owners, led by the Salt River Project, voted to shut down the plant at the end of 2019, some 25 years ahead of schedule." Read More »

Endangered chub conservation sees success in Grand Canyon

We love seeing successful conservation and restoration projects in the Colorado River. "Thanks to fewer predators and more food at the upriver location, the transplanted fish have come to thrive compared to their downstream brethren, making for a conservation success story that just received national recognition." Read More »