Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is the 501(c)(3) friends group of Grand Staircase-Escalante National 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. From glamorous dinosaur finds to discoveries of new plant species, the Monument holds a wealth of yet-to-be analyzed scientific and cultural data.
Grand Staircase Escalante Partners seeks to inspire people to understand and experience the beautiful landscape and unique scientific record of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by dedicating volunteers and resources to research, conservation stewardship, and education. Partners is committed to protecting the majestic and unspoiled character of the Monument.
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.