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Glen Canyon Institute

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

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Featured Album: Philip Hyde

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Many people refer to Philip Hyde as the underappreciated master landscape photographer of the 20th Century. His photographs participated in more environmental campaigns than those of any other photographer. At the birth of the modern environmental movement, he was one of the primary illustrators of the groundbreaking Sierra Club Exhibit Format Series. He dedicated his life to defending Western American wilderness, working with the Wilderness Society, National Audubon and others. His color landscapes inspired a generation of photographers, while helping to establish color photography as a fine art. His photographs helped protect Dinosaur National Monument, the Grand Canyon, the Coast Redwoods, Point Reyes, King's Canyon, Canyon de Chelly, the North Cascades, Canyonlands, the Wind Rivers, Big Sur and many other National Parks and wilderness areas.

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Phil Pennington

Phil Pennington first saw Glen Canyon from an airplane while looking for some students who got lost during a University of California Berkeley hiking trip. He was astonished by the view of Glen Canyon from the sky and made a number of trips down in the years after. Phil meticulously photographed the unique landscape of Glen Canyon and used that photography in the fight to protect it.

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Pre-Powell Photos

Before its inundation, Glen Canyon was a wonderland of gorges, spires, cliffs and grottoes. After the dam, it became ‘the place no one knew.’ Below are images from various photographers showing the exquisite beauty that existed within the Glen. They are a special reminder of what was lost.

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Recent Photos

As water levels have receded, more and more canyons have been revealed and the unique beauty and grandeur of Glen Canyon has begun to restore. New wildlife, pristine waterfalls, and amazing plant life can now be seen. Here are some recent photos illustrating the changing landscape. 

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Restored Canyons: Bill Wolverton

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Cathedral In The Desert - 2005

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15th Anniversary Event Conference

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Other Events

GCI’s Road Show is a huge part of our advocacy work and a great way to inform the public of current initiatives and projects. In addition to our Road Show presentations, GCI also tables at numerous community events and farmer’s markets. Finally, GCI tries to hold annual conferences featuring scientists, policy makers, and other special presenters for our member’s enjoyment.

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Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell - Album 1

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Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell - Album 2

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Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell - Album 3

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Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell - Album 4

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Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell - Album 5

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Glen Canyon Before Lake Powell - Album 6

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Brower Centennial

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