100 years of Grand Canyon National Park

Expansive view of Grand CanyonOne hundred years ago, on February 26, 1919, the Grand Canyon was established as a U.S. national park. To celebrate the park's 100-year anniversary, ASU Now interviewed several Arizona State University faculty across diverse departments to collect tales from the Grand Canyon. Several sustainability scientists and scholars from the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability contributed their perspectives about Grand Canyon National Park, including: Steven Semken, Mark Klett, Paul Hirt, Hilairy Hartnett, Heather Throop, Megha Budruk, Christine Vogt and Dave White. Read "Stories of the Grand Canyon" on ASU Now. ASU Now released another story featuring sustainability scientists Megha Budruk and Christine Vogt, director of ASU's Center for Sustainable Tourism, that discusses the future of tourism in the Grand Canyon. The national park saw 6.2 million visitors in 2017, and such a high number of visitors requires infrastructure and environmental management to preserve the canyon for years to come. Read "The Future of Visiting the Grand Canyon" on ASU Now.