Grand Canyon

NASA STS-60 Shuttle Mission

A four-year project led by Northern Arizona University will examine how political boundaries can create ecological differences. Researchers will look at the edges between national parks and nearby land … from space.

Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say a body has been pulled from the Colorado River and it's believed to that of a missing guide from a commercial trip.


People rightly think of the jaguar as a resident of rainforest and jungle. But the secretive spotted cat is also native to the Southwest, including Arizona and New Mexico, and was confirmed during the twentieth century as far north as the Grand Canyon and Gila Wilderness. 

A wildfire that has been a potential threat to a highway serving the Grand Canyon's North Rim has spread thanks to dry and windy conditions.

A plan to widen hundreds of miles of camping corridors south of the Grand Canyon is drawing opposition from conservationists.

The Arizona Daily Sun reports that Kaibab National Forest officials say popular corridors to the canyon's South Rim will be expanded from 30 feet to 300 feet over the next three years.

The limit is 300 feet in several other forests in Arizona.

The proposal means opening access to an additional 21,000 acres for off-road camping as well as 24 miles of official road within two forest districts.