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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

Trump aims attack at national monuments: 20 at risk

Two of these monuments directly abut Glen Canyon. It is more important than ever to contact our policy makers and the Department of the Interior and tell them to protect our public lands. Read More »

Western Democratic Senators Tell Trump: Don’t Reverse National Monument Designations

We must stand strong for our public lands! These areas have a border with Glen Canyon and a direct impact on its future. Read More »

Letter From a Drowned Canyon

Beautiful from Rebecca Solnit. "When the Sierra Club pronounced Glen Canyon dead in 1963, the organization’s leaders expected it to stay dead under Lake Powell. But this old world is re-emerging, and its fate is being debated again. The future we foresee is often not the one we get, and Lake Powell is shriveling, thanks to more water consumption and less water supply than anyone anticipated. Beneath it lies not just canyons but spires, crests, labyrinths of sandstone, Anasazi ruins, petroglyphs, and burial sites, an intricate complexity hidden by water, depth lost in surface." Read More »