Help Keep Grand Staircase-Escalante Clean | 4 Leave No Trace Musts for the Government Shutdown

A message from our friends at Leave No Trace. You’ve read the disturbing stories reported from our National Parks and Monuments, now that the partial government shutdown has moved into January. The situation is serious—wildlife picking through bins piled high with trash, latrines overflowing with waste, and unfettered off-roading in fragile ecosystems. With 85% of…

Thousands of Comments on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

ONE YEAR AFTER TRUMP SHRANK TWO UTAH MONUMENTS, MORE THAN HALF A MILLION COMMENTS WEIGH IN ON FUTURE PLANS by Rebecca Worby Dec 4, 2018 On Tuesday, exactly one year after President Donald Trump signed a pair of executive orders shrinking the Bears Ears and Grand Staircase–Escalante national monuments in Utah, advocacy groups announced that more than 500,000 comments were submitted regarding the…

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…

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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…