North Rim Prescribed Fires

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - North Zone Interagency Fire Managers currently anticipate initiating the Range Prescribed Fire (Range Rx) on Saturday, October 27. If conditions are favorable, fire managers plan to begin both hand and aerial ignitions before noon. If fire behavior and effects are within desired parameters, ignitions may continue for up to five days.

Google Photographing Trails with Portable Street-view Camera System

Google is using a backpack version of it's street-view camera system to photograph Grand Canyon trails and display them in Google Earth Street View. Developed to photograph places where vehicle-mounted cameras can't go, Google has announced plans to photograph the Canyon's most popular trails and rim paths:


Fire Managers Are Making Plans for Two Prescribed Fires on Grand Canyon’s North Rim

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - National Park Service (NPS) and U.S. Forest Service (USFS) fire managers, working together as the North Zone Interagency Fire Management Program, are making plans for the Range and Thompson Prescribed Fires on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Fire managers anticipate initiating these prescribed fire treatments within the next four weeks as weather and fuel moisture conditions allow.

Most North Rim Facilities Closing October 15

Grand Canyon Lodge and most North Rim services will close on October 15th. Highway 67 will remain open to the North Rim until November 26 or when it is closed by snow. Part of the North Rim Campground will remain open after October 15th, as will the Visitor Center and the Backcountry Permit Office. For details, visit

Earth Science Week to be Celebrated at Grand Canyon National Park

Earth Science Week

Grand Canyon National Park invites the public to join in its celebration of Earth Science Week (ESW) and National Fossil Day during the week of October 14 – 20, 2012.

Grand Canyon National Park to Celebrate New Park Facilities: Public Invited to Attend Ribbon Cutting and Open House

NPS Photo by Michael Quinn

Date: August 30, 2012
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - On Wednesday, September 12, Grand Canyon National Park will celebrate the completion of several new park facilities intended to promote healthy outdoor activity in the park and to increase visitor access to the South Rim by means other than automobile.

Grand Canyon National Park to Manage Two Fires on North Rim

Date: August 9, 2012
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Fire managers on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park will be managing two lightning-caused fires for multiple objectives.

Tiyo Fire: The Tiyo Fire is less than one-quarter acre in size and is located on the Outlet Peninsula approximately three miles west of the North Rim developed area and two miles south of the Basin. It is burning primarily in ponderosa pine with some pockets of mixed-conifer and aspen. The area last burned in 2005 during the Dragon Fire.

History to Come Alive at Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon historic people

Grand Canyon, Ariz. --- Travel back in time and meet eight of Grand Canyon National Park's most influential people during "Echoes from the Canyon", the park's first living history event on Friday, August 3, 2012.

Kaibab National Forest Lifts All Fire Restrictions

Release Date: Jul 16, 2012
Contact(s): Patrick Lair, 928-643-8172

Beginning at 8:00 am on Tuesday, July 17, the North Kaibab Ranger District of the Kaibab National Forest will rescind campfire and smoking restrictions. Recent monsoonal weather has created wetter conditions and reduced fire severity across the forest. Restrictions on the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts were lifted over the weekend, which means that all fire restrictions across the Kaibab National Forest are rescinded as of tomorrow.

Fire Restrictions Lifted in Grand Canyon National Park

Date: July 13, 2012
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, fire managers have lifted all fire restrictions within the park.



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