President Trump has issued an executive order to review all national monuments designated in the last 21 years. This is deliberately aimed at Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments. Partners’ Statement can be found here: Statement on Trump executive order
What You Can Do Today:
Secretary Ryan Zinke has been tasked with reviewing the national monuments. Contact him and tell him that you oppose any change to the boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The best way to contact him is via Twitter: @SecretaryZinke. His address in Washington D.C. for letters and postcards: 1849 C Street, N.W. Washington DC 20240 D.C. Phone: (202) 208-3100 Email form: https://www.doi.gov/feedback
Write a letter to the editor and send it as far and wide as you can. Tell the story you feel is not being heard right now. Encourage your friends outside of Utah to do the same. Grand Staircase belongs to all Americans and is enjoyed by millions of visitors from all over the country and the world! Information about sending letters to Utah papers can be found here.
Contact key decision makers and tell them that you strongly oppose any reduction of Grand Staircase-Escalante. Click here for a list.
Don’t live in Utah? Contact your representatives and tell them you Stand With Grand Staircase! To find out who your representatives are visit http://www.usa.gov/elected-officials.
If you’re not a member of Partners, join! Encourage those you know who love the Grand Staircase to become a member. http://gsenm.org/about/support_us/ A large constituency will help us demonstrate the deep and abiding love for the Monument.
Use a beautiful image of Grand Staircase as your social media profile and tell your friends what you love about it.You can participate in Grand Staircase Escalante Partners Our Monument campaign, which will be used on social media and sent to policy makers and elected officials: To participate, send your favorite photo(s) of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument to OurMonument@gsenm.org along with a brief reflection on this photo: Why did you want to share this photo? What’s the real story this photo tells? How does this relate to your life? Either send in an audio recording of your reflection, or let us know that we can record your story on your behalf.
You can find facts about Grand Staircase here but remember this is your story!
Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is the official friends group to the Monument.
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.