Amanda Podmore

Grand Canyon Director

Amanda Podmore - Favorites

Plateau favorites
Little-known facts
  • Was once a ballroom dance instructor
  • Has been making jewelry since college
  • Served in the Peace Corps in Rwanda
  • Best trip ever was a 25-day winter Grand Canyon rafting trip
Favorite books
  • Germinal by Émile Zola
  • Fire on the Plateau by Charles Wilkinson
  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene
  • Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko

Amanda's Blog


A developer continues to push a third dam proposal on the Navajo Nation near the Little Colorado River.

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After years of advocacy by Havasupai grassroots and tribal leaders, Indian Garden has been officially renamed Havasupai Gardens.

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A mega-resort proposed near Grand Canyon National Park threatens water sources and the Havasupai Tribe's way of life.

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