Trump Administration Takes Next Step in Sham Process to Shrink and Destroy Bears Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments

Ignoring Public Opposition and Legal Challenges, Department of Interior Releases Draft Management Plans Escalante, UTAH – Today, an assortment of local and national groups, and globally-respected scientist organizations, denounced the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) release of draft management plans for Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments as another step toward shrinking and destroying…

Colt Mesa Mining Acquisition-Press Release

Local Groups Evaluating Options Against Mining in Sensitive Area within Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Escalante, Utah (June 20, 2018) – The threat of mineral mining within Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument has dramatically increased and the Conservation Lands Foundation, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners and Society for Vertebrate Paleontology have announced they’re evaluating any and…

Upcoming Events

Thursday, August 9th at 7 PM: Saving Grand Staircase: Paleontology, Restoration and the Legal Landscape 210 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Through scientific discovery, landscape scale restoration, and legal intervention, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners are leading the charge to Save Grand Staircase. Join Grand Staircase Escalante Partners on Thursday, August 9 at 7…

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President Trump’s Proclamation became effective upon signing on December 4, 2017. As of that date the existing Clinton GSENM ceased to exist. The new Trump version of GSENM took its place, consisting of three new “units”, shrunken sections of the old Monument. The BLM immediately began managing according to the Trump Proclamation. Legal challenges were filed the…

The Grand Staircase Giveaway

Shortly after the President’s proclamation to shrink Grand Staircase-Escalante, Utah Representative Chris Stewart introduced H.R. 4558 which is a “Grand Staircase Giveaway” by groups who have studied it in depth. It codifies the President’s proclamation, transfers federal land to the State of Utah and creates a “National Park” that not even the National Park Conservation…

Response to the President’s December 4th Proclamation

Jake Quilter, a 16 year old Filmmaker from Park City Utah created this beautiful video showing the immense support for our monuments: Jake Quilter video Utah Residents Oppose Stewart’s ‘Grand Staircase Giveway’ Bill Today, 700 letters in opposition to Representative Chris Stewart’s “Grand Staircase Giveaway” bill (HR 4558) were delivered to the Public Lands subcommittee…

Letter of Support from Scientists

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 1, 2017 CONTACT: Christa Sandler, (928) 380-5538, sinyala@mac.com Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners On Eve of Announcement on UT Monument, Hundreds of Scientists Tell Administration that Changes to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Would Harm Research and Discovery *Say Monument is an important living laboratory and its boundaries should remain * As President Trump…

TerraTRUTH Monitoring App

Public lands like the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments are our best legacy for a hopeful future, and Partners is prepared to continue to lead the charge to ensure it is protected in perpetuity, but we’ll need your help, and we are asking all of you to become Monument Monitors, by downloading an app for your…

Get the Facts

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southern Utah was designated as a national monument two decades ago. It is a diverse desert landscape that embraces a spectacular array of scientific, historic and natural resources worthy of continued protection. Since its creation, this national monument has proven to be a benefit to the land, the national and…