Even today, this unspoiled natural area remains a frontier, a quality that greatly enhances Grand Staircase’s value for scientific study and presents exemplary opportunities for geologists, paleontologists, archaeologists, historians, and biologists.
These nearly 2 million acres were designated a national monument on Sept. 18, 1996, by President Bill Clinton. Grand Staircase is administered by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and in 2000, became the first unit of BLM’s National Landscape Conservation System.
Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization and is the official “friends” organization for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
Promote science, education, and conservation on the Monument
Expand our membership so we represent a constituency that supports the Monument
Increase public awareness and understanding of the Monument
Provide resources to support the Monument’s scientific, interpretive and educational programs
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