A River Runs Through It: Socio-Environmental Synthesis as a Means for Preparing Ecological Restoration Goals- Glen Canyon Dam and the Colorado River


Ecological restoration is frequently a complex issue, with ecological, social, political, and financial considerations. This case study explores the issue of the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River, and examines whether, how, and what changes could be made to the dam in order to partially restore stream flow on the river. The case is intended for an introductory course in ecological restoration, but could also be used effectively in other courses related to environmental management, public policy, or land use.

John Graham