protecting and restoring the intricate web of life along the Colorado River through Glen and Grand Canyons 

We are scientists, river runners, land and wildlife professionals, teachers, outdoorspeople, artists—a band of ardent conservationists—merging our talents to provide creative, collaborative, science-based solutions for conserving the Canyon’s and the River’s native habitats and wildlife.  Since 1996, Grand Canyon Wildlands Council has provided a passionate and science-driven voice for the River. We hold a conservation stakeholder seat in the Adaptive Management Work Group, which recommends actions to the Secretary of Interior for the operation of Glen Canyon Dam. We also publish the ever popular ‘Stevens’ Map and Guide to the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. The guidebook includes an extensive chapter on the history and effects of Glen Canyon Dam and details the stewardship steps we can collectively take to save the species and habitats of the river corridor downstream, while working alongside indigenous nations who hold this living cultural landscape sacred.

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riparian restoration of the Paria Beach at Lees Ferry     
working toward springtime high flows


examining the effects of multi-day variability in flows



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