Grand Canyon National Park
- 12 Total listed species
- $667M Visitor spending in 2017
Protected species include:
America’s Southwest is full of breathtaking canyons, but none as widely visited as the Grand Canyon.
Its 277 miles offer wondrous views of a canyon cut up to 6,000 feet deep by the Colorado River. A semi-arid landscape, the park also protects a wealth of biological diversity, including boreal forest and desert riparian ecosystems.
Grand Canyon is home to a vast diversity of species, including over 1,500 plants, 350 birds and nearly 200 lichen.
Many of the species found in the park are rare or endemic. The 8,000 foot elevation change from the river to the rim of the canyon provides a variety of habitats for species to thrive.
What is the role of the Endangered Species Act?
National parks would not be complete without the animals and plants that call them home. The Endangered Species Act is the most important tool to make sure species vital to the parks are protected for the long term.