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.
Fires of Change
The Fires of Change exhibition is a collaborative science and art partnership among the Southwest Fire Science Consortium, Flagstaff Arts Council, and the Landscape Conservation Initiative. The exhibition will open at the Coconino Center for the Arts in September 2015 during the Flagstaff Festival of Science. This film documents the workshop the artists attended at the North Rim of the Grand Canyon to learn about fire management. For more information about the project, the partnership, and the artists involved, please visit flagartscouncil.org/2014/12/fires-change-exhibition/
Grand Canyon Rafting
The Colorado River has always held great prestige in American history, but it holds special significance in the southwest. Flagstaff has become a main hub for rafters gearing up for the adventure of a lifetime. This package explores local Nelbert Neimi’s incredible 47-year history of rafting the Colorado and the lasting impact he has made on the rafting community.