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

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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

Commentary: Utah's water plan still has miles to go

We agree with our friends at WRA and Friends of the Great Salt Lake that big water development projects are not the path forward. Instead smart-use and conservation of water will help us to build a sustainable future. Read More »

From Barren to Bountiful: 10 Before and After Photos of Colorado River Restoration

A nice model of how well the Colorado River riparian areas are able to restore when we work together. Read More »

'Salmon of the southwest' shows signs of recovery

Restoring rivers to a more natural state can save threatened native wildlife. "Scientists say they have found evidence that the Colorado pikeminnow is reproducing in the San Juan River, and the offspring are surviving." Read More »