The Grand Canyon is a national treasure, spanning 277 miles in length, 18 miles in width and over 6,000 feet deep. It is a also a sacred land, inhabited by many Native Americans who rely on the great source of the Colorado River that is centered in this vast, awe-inspired canyon. The preservation of the land, water, wildlife, and cultures of this area is critical to protect. However, there are dangers and threats presented as uranium mines speckle the land, contaminating the soil and water quality. This story map details the history and issues from these mines, as well as the impacts from tourist developments. Read more to find out what you can do to Keep The Canyon Grand.
Native Americans, Residents and Visitors of the Grand Canyon, and Water Protectors
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