This website hosts an administrative history of the Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program (GCDAMP).
This program is considered to be one of the most successful examples of adaptive management in the nation.
This archive includes government reports, oral history interviews and other relevant information about Colorado River law, environmental protection law, hydropower regulation, the Glen Canyon Environmental Studies that served as a precursor to GCDAMP, and the activities of the Adaptive Management Work Group, the Technical Work Group, and the U.S. Geological Survey’s Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center.
Historical events in years
Bonytail chub listed as endangered.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service files jeopardy opinion on the effects of Glen Canyon Dam on endangered fishes
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service files jeopardy opinion on the effects of Glen Canyon Dam on endangered fishes.
Experimental fish programs launched
Experiment begun to remove nonnative fish from the Colorado River in Grand Canyon. Fluctuating nonnative fish suppression releases from January through March implemented and continued through 2005.
Oral history interviews
Recordings of interviews are annotated, transcribed and timestamped.
Robert (Bob) LynchContributor
John C. "Jack" SchmidtContributor
The GCDAMP is comprised of a variety of stakeholders with disparate interests in the resource. They range from federal and state agencies, Native American Indian Tribes, the Colorado River Basin States, electrical utility consortia, recreational groups, and environmental groups.
The Adaptive Management Work Group and its smaller Technical Work Group work by consensus and strive for balance in making recommendations to the federal government regarding the operation of Glen Canyon Dam and the protection of downstream resources.
The Adaptive Management Work Group
Strives for balance and consensus on how to protect downstream resources in their recommendations to the Secretary on the operation of the dam.
Technical Work Group
Comprised of technical representatives from each group represented by AMWG and performs tasks assigned by that group.
Develops criteria and standards
Provides reviews and updates
Develops resource management questions