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What we do

RSP - what we do

Spring restoration near Vermilion Cliffs

Partner on projects

We bring land managers and scientists together to find the best ways to address drought, climate change, and invasive species.

Springs in the Grand Canyon

Develop tools

We develop tools — maps, reports, and data analyses — that help protect and conserve lands on the North Rim Ranches.

Climate change research on the North Rim Ranches

Teach students and volunteers

We use the North Rim Ranches as an outdoor classroom to teach students and volunteers about our current research projects

NRR - RSP (our research)

NRR - RSP (our research)

Our research

We're looking at everything from how to reduce the spread of wildfire on the Kaibab Plateau, to which plants grow best in hot, dry climates, to what bird and bat species call the ranches home. Take a look at our applied research plan, which identifies top research priorities for the North Rim Ranches.

Explore our current projects ›

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Recent findings

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NRR - Partnerships (Our partners list)

NRR - Partnerships (Our partners list)

Partners make it possible

The Research and Stewardship Partnership is a collaboration among the Grand Canyon Trust and:

  • Bureau of Land Management
  • U.S. Geological Survey
  • U.S. Forest Service - Kaibab National Forest
  • Arizona Game and Fish Commission
  • Northern Arizona University
  • University of Arizona

North Rim Ranches Blog


Pronghorn and barbed wire fences don't mix, but volunteers are working to change that, one wire at a time.

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Dream Job. Jeanne Calhoun, director of science and resource management at Grand Canyon National Park, talks humpback chub, bats, and tourists.

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North of the Grand Canyon, barbed wire fences stop North America's fastest land animal in its tracks. We're changing that.

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