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The Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program was developed to provide an organization and process for cooperative integration of dam operations, downstream resource protection and management, and monitoring and research information, as well as to improve the values for which the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area and Grand Canyon National Park were established.
Adaptive management is a dynamic process where people of many talents and disciplines come together to make the right decision in the best interests of the resources.
Adaptive Management Work Group
The Adaptive Management Work Group, a federal advisory committee, is chaired by a designee, appointed by the Secretary of the Interior. Membership is appointed by the Secretary of Interior with representation from each of the cooperating agencies, Colorado River basin states, environmental groups, recreation interests, and contractors for federal power from Glen Canyon Dam.
The formation of an advisory committee has provided a forum of discussion for bringing key issues to resolution. The Secretary of Interior has been mandated to operate the dam and regulate the river in such a manner as to meet the many and varied statutory goals mandated by congress. The AMWG makes it possible for the Secretary to bring all these varied interests to a consensus on how to protect downstream resources and strike a wise balance on river operations.
AMWG Meetings are held biannually, or more frequently as deemed appropriate by the designated federal official. In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, a written notice of each meeting of the AMWG shall be published in the Federal Register at least 15 days prior to the meeting, advising of the date, the place, and purpose of the meeting. In accordance with FACA, all meetings of the AMWG shall be open to the general public. Any organization, association, or individual may file a written statement, at the discretion of the AMWG, and provide verbal input regarding topics on the meeting agenda, in accordance with FACA. The first AMWG meeting was held September 10-11, 1997 in Phoenix, Arizona.
The Technical Work Group (TWG) is a subcommittee of the Adaptive Management Work Group (AMWG), and is chaired by one of the TWG committee members selected by a vote of the committee. The responsibilities of the TWG are to develop criteria and standards for monitoring and research programs; provide periodic review and updates; develop resource management questions for the design of monitoring and research by the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center, and provide information, as necessary, for preparing annual resource reports and other reports, as required for the AMWG.
The TWG is comprised of technical representatives from each organization represented in the AMWG, with the exception of two members from the National Park Service representing the Grand Canyon National Park and the Glen Canyon Recreational Area, and one representative from the U.S. Geological Survey. TWG members are appointed by the member agencies or interests represented on the AMWG.
AMWG Meeting Minutes
TWG Meeting Minutes
- Glen Canyon Dam Long-Term Experimental Plan
- Glen Canyon Dam Temperature Control Device Environmental Assessment
- Operation of Glen Canyon Dam: Final Environmental Statement
Fiscal Year Budget Information
Contact UsBureau of Reclamation
Linda Whetton, UC -733
125 South State Street, Room 8100
Salt Lake City, Utah 84138-1147
Grand Canyon Monitoring & Research Center
2255 North Gemini Drive
Flagstaff, Arizona 86001