The Restoration of Glen Canyon
Founded in 1996 by Richard Ingebretsen, the Glen Canyon Institute’s (GCI) mission is the restoration of Glen Canyon and a free flowing Colorado River. When the diversion tunnels of Glen Canyon Dam closed, the result was a 186 mile backup through Glen Canyon which created Lake Powell. Glen Canyon has been referred to as “the place no one knew” and America’s “lost national park.” The GCI has been actively working to restore Glen Canyon and revive its fragile ecosystem. Their protocol “Fill Mead First” is aimed at storing water downstream in Lake Mead. This proposal will not only save massive quantities of water in the current drought, but allow for the recovery of Glen Canyon. This packages documents a trip into Glen Canyon and the sites that are resurfacing with the current lowed water levels.