Our Monument

We need your stories! What do you love about Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument? Why do you think it should remain protected as it was designated 21 years ago?

We’re looking for folks to submit a photo and written or voice-recorded text to ourmonument@gsenm.org. *If you’re unable to record the text yourself, please let us know if we may do so on your behalf. *

Check out Executive Director Nicole Croft’s submission here


If you’ve ever wanted to work with dinosaur bones and help “bring them back to life,” here’s your chance! The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Paleontology lab uses volunteers to help with preparing specimens found in the fossil-rich badlands of the Kairparowits over the last ten years. Those with a steady hand and the patience of Job are encouraged to apply for this exacting (but rewarding) work.

Partners has also designed and is coordinating a Site Steward program on Grand Staircase-Escalante that enables monitoring of the many archeological, paleontological, and historical sites there for damage. Volunteers are trained and then assigned sites where they regularly check for destruction caused by natural erosion, animal activity, looting, or vandalism, and they report findings to a Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument archaeologist.

If you think you might like to be involved in these or other science-based projects, call Partners at 435-644-2724 to learn more about volunteering.

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Public lands like the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 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 the ARCGIS Grand Staircase Escalante Partners app: You can find the easy-to-follow instructions for downloading this app below. Instructions to Download App