Connecting Native American Youth with Glen Canyon Recreation Area

NPF connected with Glen Canyon National Recreation Area to Native American youth who learned resource stewardship and citizen science along the San Juan River.

Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based and backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic wonders, and a panorama of human history. Additionally, the controversy surrounding the construction of Glen Canyon Dam and the creation of Lake Powell contributed to the birth of the modern day environmental movement. The park offers opportunities for boating, fishing, swimming, backcountry hiking and four-wheel drive trips.

Outdoor activities are what Glen Canyon is all about. Whether you're on your own or on a guided trip, there is something for everyone's taste.

Native American youth engaged in resource stewardship, citizen science, and service-learning projects along the San Juan River. By introducing youth to the ecology and geology of the river, they learned natural resource concepts and issues in their local area, including native plant restoration and desert bighorn sheep research.