- By kevin
- On Jun 6, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Aside from hosting thousands of rafters and recreationists each year and supporting wildlife and fisheries,the Colorado River also is a powerful symbol of the Southwest.We'd like to share the trip planner about Grand Canyon south rim as below,and you can choose your bus trip from Vegas to Grand Canyon on the Globerouter.com website with discount price.
A SYMBOL OF THE SOUTHWEST:
The Interior Department handles uranium mining permits,and with respect to the Escalade development,Eberle says,it should engage with the Navajo Nation and other tribes to seek more sustainable development.
Despite the changes over the past century,many of the river’s native species of fish and wildlife have remained resilient.
“One of the things that gets lost when we talk about the river,”says Brian Healy,the park’s fisheries program manager,is that“the Grand Canyon is a stronghold for native fish.”
The stretch of the Colorado through the canyon hosts one of the largest populations of endangered humpback chub and a spawning population of rare razorback suckers—a species that evolved more than three million years ago.Until recently,experts thought the sucker had disappeared from the area.
Having grown up in Arizona,Roger Clark,63,started visiting the canyon as a child and later worked as a river guide.
“It’s hard to separate who I am from the Grand Canyon,”says Clark,a program director for the conservation group Grand Canyon Trust.“It’s been a lifelong love affair.”
In the 1960s,environmental groups fought the federal government’s plans to build hydroelectric dams in the canyon.Today’s problems,Clark says,are more numerous and more complicated.Groundwater pumping threatens to deplete water,and climate change could exacerbate the problem.
“Water is at the heart for the past,present,and future of the Southwest,”he says.“We know it’s going to get hotter and drier,and that means,in some cases,that the springs in the Grand Canyon will begin to dry up because of the lack of moisture.”
Eberle said protecting the Colorado isn’t just for the people who live nearby,or the five million people who visit the Grand Canyon each year,or the more than 30 million people who depend on the river for water.
“It doesn’t matter whether you live in Arizona,New York,or Georgia,this national treasure belongs to you,”she says.“The national parks,and especially this one—as one of the most recognizable and iconic spots on Earth—belongs to each and every American,and every citizen of the world.”