The Grand Canyon National Park have $18 million earmarked for projects that focus on preserving and restoring park trails and making park facilities more energy efficient. Sight-seers and hikers will see the benefit as will Native Americans living on the park.
The main projects include repairing stonework, including steps and retaining walls, on the Historic South Kaibab Trail. The original work, crafted by the Civilian Conservation Corps., a workforce established after the 1929 stockmark crash, is in need of repair and preservation.
Forest trails on the North Rim damaged by Wildfire in 1999 and 2000 will be worked on. Where paths and original stone mason work has been destroyed, an attempt to rebuild using historically compatible techniques is planned.
The Havasupai Tribe have already been provided new housing as part of this project. The tribe have lived in the South Rim since the 1930s.