Grand Canyon, AZ – On Tuesday, March 14, at 4:17 pm, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting that a visitor had fallen from the rim of the canyon west of Mather Point….
The combined number of visitors to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Rainbow Bridge National Monument increased 29.3 percent in 2016, largely reflecting increased interest in Glen Canyon’s land-based recreation options.
Visitation reached 3,325,894 in 2016, up 753,531 over 2015 and marking the highest total since 1993. Of those visitors, 1,422,353 stayed at Glen Canyon overnight….
Higher visitation in Glen Canyon in 2016 – 3,325,894, up 753,531 over 2015 and marking the highest total since 1993. Of those visitors, 1,422,353 stayed at Glen Canyon overnight. https://www.nps.gov/glca/learn/news/glca-2017-visitation.htm
Grand Canyon, AZ – Each year in the spring (March – June) Grand Canyon National Park experiences an increase in turbidity in the drinking water. This increased turbidity is caused by snow melt and spring rains recharging the aquifer and the increased water flows through the rock formations to the point of supply for the Grand Canyon National Park Public Water Supply System….
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT, AZ. March 10, 2017 – Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument will host its third annual free Family Fun Campout April 1 – 2, 2017. This event is an overnight camping experience, filled with fun learning activities for the whole family! Ajo and O’odham Nation families are cordially invited. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited to the first 35 individuals to sign up. Free camping gear will be available for loan to the first 25 individuals who sign up. To reserve a space at the campout, or if you have questions, please call 520-387-6849 x 7305, or email firstname.lastname@example.org….
ORGAN PIPE CACTUS NATIONAL MONUMENT, AZ. March 8, 2017 – The Alamo Canyon Campground restroom facility will receive a necessary improvement for accessibility with the construction of a parking pad, a wheelchair ramp and a handrail.
DEATH VALLEY, CA – Visitors from around the world complain about off-road vehicle tracks marring the beauty of Death Valley National Park. Illegal off-road driving is a problem in multiple areas of the park, including the Racetrack, Ibex Dunes and Badwater. The National Park Service seeks public support for a grant application that would help fund restoration of these damaged areas….
SPRINGDALE, UT – Zion National Park officials have learned the identity of the man who fell from the Angels Landing Trail on Friday March 3, 2017….
SPRINGDALE, UT – The body of a male visitor, approximately 45 years old, was discovered in Refrigerator Canyon along the West Rim Trail early Friday morning, March 3, 2017. Visitors hiking the trail came upon the body around 8:20 a.m. and called 911. It was reported that the individual was cold with visible signs of trauma. Park Law Enforcement was dispatched to secure the scene, and a search and rescue team was assembled to recover the man’s body. The West Rim Trail was closed at the Grotto from 8:30 a.m. this morning until 12:30 p.m….
JOSHUA TREE NATIONAL PARK, Twentynine Palms, California – Joshua Tree National Park is inviting the public to comment on its 2016/17 preliminary restoration grant application to the California State Parks Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division. The proposed project aims to restore and protect resources from unauthorized off-highway vehicle (OHV) use in the park. Illegal OHV use in the park disproportionately affects wilderness areas and prime desert tortoise habitat, negatively impacting wilderness character, wildlife, vegetation, cultural resources, and other ecological processes….