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

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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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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

State leaders discuss ideas to restore Lake Mead's water levels

We at Glen Canyon Institute were proud to testify in support of Nevada's study regarding alternative management practices on the Colorado River, including decommissioning Glen Canyon Dam. Read More »

Calls to Rethink the Colorado River’s Iconic Dams Grow Louder

With two major reservoirs on the Colorado River, Lake Powell and Lake Mead, sitting half empty, will a new hydrologic reality be enough to push for big management changes? One conservation group hopes so. Read More »

The Case for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

"The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is one of many national treasures under attack by the Trump administration. Any attempt by President Trump to eliminate or alter the monument would undermine the cultural and natural resources it protects." Read More »