River Plan Adaptive Management Corespondence

In 2006, Grand Canyon National Park concluded an Environmental Impact Statement for the management of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. The 2006 CRMP brought about sweeping changes to the river. These changes included large increases in river access for self-guided river runners, mostly in the middle of the winter. Other sweeping changes included how do-it-yourself river runners obtained a permit to conduct a river trip in Grand Canyon. Soon after the implementation of the 2006 Colorado River Management Plan, River Runners For Wilderness began encouraging Grand Canyon National Park to modify the 2006 plan using adaptive management, a component of the plan. Below are the exchanges River Runners For Wilderness has had with the park about the need to continue to modify the river plan based on how the actual plan is working. The list below includes additional exchanges via NPS e-mail, RRFW Riverwire, and other river organizations letters on adaptive management (RRFW recieved these organizations letters through a Freedom of Information Act request in the fall of 2009).

2016 Corespondence

Grand Canyon National Park to RRFW February 17, 2016

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park January 13, 2016

2015 Corespondence

Grand Canyon National Park to RRFW August 21, 2015

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park June 30, 2015

Grand Canyon National Park Email Announcement of CRMP changes April 3, 2015

2014 Corespondence

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park May 18, 2014

Grand Canyon National Park to RRFW May 15, 2014

Grand Canyon National Park to RRFW May 13, 2014

RRFW Riverwire Grand Canyon May Change River Trip Lengths January 28, 2014

2013 Corespondence

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park December 12, 2013

2012 Corespondence

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park December 3, 2012

2011 Corespondence

Grand Canyon National Park to RRFW December 12, 2011

RRFW Follow-up to Grand Canyon National Park September 16, 2011

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park September 6, 2011

2010 Corespondence

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park October 6, 2010

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park January 24, 2010

Grand Canyon National Park to RRFW January 4, 2010

2009 Corespondence

Grand Canyon River Runners to Grand Canyon National Park December 9, 2009

Grand Canyon River Guides to Grand Canyon National Park December 5, 2009

Grand Canyon Concessionaires Trade Association to Grand Canyon National Park December 3, 2009

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park September 24, 2009

Grand Canyon National Park to RRFW July 28, 2009

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park June 15, 2009

2007 Corespondence

RRFW to Grand Canyon National Park August 27, 2007