Which U.S. president gave Grand Canyon its first legal protection in 1893? How many medical evacuations occurred park-wide in the last year? Does Grand Canyon have endemic plant species? For inquiring minds there are few better resources on your favorite chasm than the Park Profile. This document is compiled and released annually by the National Park Service. It contains enough intriguing facts and figures to make you the smartest gal or guy around the campfire or office cooler.
About Mike Buchheit
Mike Buchheit is longtime Grand Canyon National Park resident, director of the Grand Canyon Field Institute, and professional landscape photographer. To view his Grand Canyon photography visit Grand Canyon Prints.
Mike can now add author to his long list of achievements. His latest project has been to publish a children's book, "Going to Grand Canyon National Park." Geared to children ages 8 to 12 years of age. Learn more about it at Young Readers, Meet an Old Canyon.