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Stand With Grand Staircase

Resolutions to reduce the size of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument have now been approved by the Kane County Commissioners, Utah State Legislation and Governor Herbert. While these are not legally binding, it is more important than ever to show our support for leaving Grand Staircase as it was designated more than 20 years ago.

What You Can Do Today:

  • 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.
  •  Spread the word on social media!  Why do you #standwithgrandstaircase? Ryan Zinke is likely to be nominated as the Secretary of the Interior and we have invited him to come to our communities and meet with us to dispel the myth that the people who live around Grand Staircase don’t support it. You can contact him on social media @RyanZinke and encourage to see for himself the full story of  this special place. You can also send postcards and letters to Ryan Zinke at 1419 Longworth House Office Building, Washington, DC 20515
  • 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
  •  If you’re not a member of Partners, join!  Encourage those you know who love the Grand Staircase to become a member.  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 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!

Give today and double your impact!  Grand Staircase Escalante Partners has set a goal to raise $150,000, and generous and enthusiastic supporters of the Grand Staircase and Partners have put up a challenge: the first $30,000 we raise will be matched- dollar for dollar.

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.