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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

Some Urge Modifying Dams On Colorado River

Check out this nice radio piece about the Water Deeply article regarding Fill Mead First. Read More »

Roots run deep for researcher battling invasive grass in Glen Canyon

Awesome article about the restoration of Glen Canyon and Native American connection to place. "Planting them at Glen Canyon is also significant, she said. The Grand Canyon is widely understood to be sacred to Southwest tribes, but Glen Canyon isn't always given the same reverence outside tribal culture — especially since it was dammed and became Lake Powell." Read More »

Lake Mead forecast drops sharply, may trigger CAP water shortage

As the Lower Basin inches closer and closer to a shortage declaration, we at GCI are working on projects that could lead to a more sustainable future on the River. Read More »