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Cooler Research: An Evaluation of Drained vs. Un-Drained Coolers Loaded With Ice

Cooler Research:  An Evaluation of Drained vs. Un-Drained Coolers Loaded With Ice GCPBA board member Blakely LaCroix and Peter Werness, Ph.D. did a scientific analysis of the temperature differences in coolers where melted ice water is both drained out or … Continue reading

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Colorado River Historic High Water Level Within The Grand Canyon

This report was commissioned by GCPBA for the benefit of the private boater.  John Vrymoed, author of the report, is a registered civil and geotechnical engineer in California, now retired.  He is a published author on topics related to earthquake … Continue reading

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GCPBA President’s Letter – December 2018

Greetings All, Time to catch up on what’s been happening… The Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association had its annual meeting October 4-6 in Flagstaff, AZ. The officers for 2018-2019 are: President:  Rich Harter VP: John Vrymoed Secretary: Blakely LaCroix Members … Continue reading

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GCPBA President’s Letter – December 2017

Greetings All, Time to catch up on what’s been happening. As many of you know, the Navajo had a council meeting on the Escalade project in November, and I am happy to report that the vote was 16-2 against. This … Continue reading

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GCPBA Letter to GCNP Superintendent Regarding Grand Canyon Boundary

Please click on the below link to read GCPBA’s August 2017 letter to Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Christine Lehnertz regarding the boundary between GCNP and Native American Nations. 8-17 Boundary Letter to Super

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GCPBA Comments on Back Country Management Plan EIS

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GCPBA response to LTEMP draft EIS

Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association (GCPBA) was founded in 1996 to provide a voice for the noncommercial  boating community in the Grand Canyon. Our organization is currently comprised of approximately 440 paid members, and more than 4000 internet subscribers. We … Continue reading

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GCPBA RiverNews 11/6/15 – Unused Grand Canyon Noncommercial Launch Dates Are Rescheduled, Not Lost

The Grand Canyon Private Boaters Association would like to extend our thanks to Grand Canyon National Park Superintendent Dave Uberuaga for an important adaptive management change he made early this year to the Colorado River Management Plan.  This change is very … Continue reading

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GCPBA President’s Report – October, 2014

PRESIDENT’S REPORT by Wally Rist, GCPBA President October 30, 2014 I like to try to keep things short, but this report is going to be longer than usual. That’s because a lot has taken place in the last month. In … Continue reading

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GCPBA Adaptive Management Considerations Meeting Follow Up

GCPBA Adaptive Management Considerations Meeting Follow Up October 24, 2014 Permits Manager, Steve Sullivan River District Ranger, Brian Bloom Wilderness Planner, Linda Jalbert CC: Superintendent, Dave Uberuaga Grand Canyon National Park P.O. Box 129 Grand Canyon, AZ 86023 Re: GCPBA … Continue reading

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