Keep The Canyon Grand

Keep The Canyon Grand


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


Esri ArcGIS Online, Esri Story Maps

Key People:

Stephanie Smith


Grand Canyon Trust

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About the author

Amanda Murby

Amanda is a Ph.D. candidate with the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. She is involved in several collaborative research projects focused on monitoring toxic cyanobacteria in water, air and within food webs. More info