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 was the director of the Grand Canyon Conservancy Field Institute for over 25 years, a professional landscape photographer and instructor, a freelance travel writer, and a popular lecturer on a wide variety of Grand Canyon-related topics. As a long-time resident, 3,000-mile hiker, and frequent river runner, the Iowa native has gained an intimate knowledge of the park that he called home.
As a long-time resident, 3,000-mile hiker, and frequent river runner, the Iowa native has gained an intimate knowledge of the park that he calls home. You can see some of his beautiful work on his Grand Canyon Prints website.