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Ancestral Lands group, Grand Canyon Youth partner to help with habitat restoration

Participants record project data in October along the Colorado River while sitting in a sandy campsite area that was cleared of encroaching vegetation. (Photo/NPS)

Participants record project data in October along the Colorado River while sitting in a sandy campsite area that was cleared of encroaching vegetation. (Photo/NPS)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Between Oct. 20-24, the Ancestral Lands Conservation Corps, Grand Canyon Youth and Grand Canyon Vegetation Program staff collaborated on a 2021 National Park Foundation Service Corps grant funded project titled, “Engaging Native American Youth in Habitat Restoration to Increase Recreation Access.”

For the project, participants spent five-days along the Colorado River working to control non-native plant species affected by dam operations and removing vegetation encroaching on campsites.

In addition, the group collected data for Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center citizen science projects (i.e., bats and aquatic invertebrates).

This project was funded by a 2021 National Park Foundation Service Corps Grant.

Information provided by NPS

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