If you ask bestselling author Kevin Fedarko about threats to the Grand Canyon, whose length he’s hiked for an in-progress book, you’re going to get a lengthy and alarming answer.

It turns out that there are many threats to the Grand Canyon, carved over 6 million years. Teddy Roosevelt, who first designated it a national monument in 1908, said of it, “Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.”

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David Jasper is a reporter and assistant editor born and raised in Miami, Florida. He began his journalism career at the Weekly Planet, an alt-weekly in Tampa, before moving to Bend with his family in 2001.

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