Congratulations to Kate MacLeod on winning First Place in our Folk Song Contest! Listen to her beautiful song, The Grand Staircase Escalante, and visit her website for more!


 Click here to listen: The Grand Staircase Escalante – Kate MacLeod 1.30.34 PM (4)



We’re Hiring

Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (UT) seeks a full time, experienced Executive Director to lead the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. We are a Friends Group for the 1.9 million acre Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument with the Headquarters office in Kanab and a satellite office in Escalante. The Director may work out of a home office, but be willing to frequently travel to Kanaband Escalante. Should live within a 2-3 hour commute of these offices. The Partners has a $1 million annual budget, 11 employees and 40+ volunteers. Major programs include education and outreach, archaeological site stewards, paleontological lab management, restoration of Escalante Watershed and volunteer management. Experience with fundraising, staff supervision, non-profits, federal and state agencies, counties and communities are necessary. Annual Salary $45,000 to $55,000 DOE. Send resume, cover letter, and three references to Position open until filled.

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Who Are We?

Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is the 501(c)(3) friends group of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM, the Monument).The Monument covers more area than the states of Delaware and Rhode Island combined, making it the largest unit of the National Conservation Lands system, 32 million acres of our most ecologically rich and culturally significant lands—owned by all Americans—managed by the Bureau of Land Management.  From glamorous dinosaur finds to discoveries of new plant species, the Monument itself holds a wealth of yet-to-be analyzed scientific and cultural data.

Mission Statement

Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is committed to preserving and protecting the vast landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.

About the Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument’s vast and austere landscape embraces a spectacular array of scientific and historic resources. This is a high, rugged and remote region, where bold plateaus and multi-hued cliffs run for distances, defying human perspective. It was the last place in the continental United States to be mapped. These strikingly beautiful and scientifically important lands are divided into three distinct regions: the Grand Staircase, the Kaiparowits Plateau and the Canyons of the Escalante. The Monument encompasses 1.9 million acres of southern Utah canyons, cliffs and plateaus.

We invite you to be inspired by the landscape and help us protect Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument,

become a Partners member today!