We are excited to announce the release of our 2017 Calendar: Glen Canyon Restored, produced in collaboration with landscape photographer Nick Woolley. See previously undocumented side canyons as they transform since their immersion under Lake Powell.
A new study commissioned by GCI shows that decommisionning Glen Canyon Dam would have a negligable impact on the western power grid, cause electric rates to go up by $.08 on average, and could even save tens of millions of taxpayer dollars.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to take a trip through Glen Canyon before it was dammed? Glen Canyon Institute has teamed up with National Geographic Maps to produce an interactive historical story map of Glen Canyon before Lake Powell. Take a virtual tour down the river, wander up its side canyons, and glimpse some of it's splendor from the air.
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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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
October 26, 2016
What happens when the reservoirs are no longer full? It is time to restructure our treatment of the Colorado River. Read More »
October 24, 2016
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 »
October 18, 2016
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 »