Category Archives: Kane & Two Mile Ranches

News about restoration and other issues affecting Grand Canyon Trust’s Kane & Two Mile Ranches

Artists on the Land: “Writing out from Kane Ranch” Performance a Hit

Spanning lofty heights of the Kaibab Plateau and sweeping vistas of the Marble Platform and Vermilion Cliffs, the Kane Ranch is an area of tremendous ecological importance, significant social value, and unparalleled beauty. Grand Canyon Trust has been bringing conservation … Continue reading

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Connecting “Island” Fragments: Not Just for Rainforests

Islands evoke visions of diversity: strange trees, magnificent reptiles, beautiful flowers, resplendent birds. Much of this diversity is made possible by the evolutionary isolation of islands from the competitive pressures of natural selection on the mainland. But isolation also makes … Continue reading

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Artists as Advocates on the Colorado Plateau

As the digital age advances, conservation organizations like the Grand Canyon Trust are finding new ways to inspire the public to respond to climate change, habitat and biodiversity loss, and energy development; issues that threaten all communities and species throughout … Continue reading

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Citizen Science: How YOU Can Help Answer Hard Questions and Solve Tough Problems

In 2013 more than 200 volunteers donated 15,000 hours of their time, sweat, and brainpower to important on-the-ground conservation and restoration work. It was quite a year for the Volunteer Program! We all had tons of fun making new friends, reconnecting … Continue reading

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The wild side of the Kane and Two Mile Ranches

The vast expanse of the Kane and Two Mile ranches provides critical habitat for a variety of wildlife making their living on the Grand Canyon’s North Rim.  For some species (like Aldo Leopold’s mule deer herd), there is a substantial … Continue reading

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Restoration and Adaptation under a Changing Climate: New Science on the North Rim

Restoration and Adaptation under a Changing Climate: New Science on the North Rim If predictions are accurate, the Colorado Plateau is likely to experience significantly higher temperatures by 2050 (4°-5° F) along with increases in the frequency and severity of … Continue reading

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