Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) organization founded in 2004 to protect and preserve Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. We are committed to:
Promoting science, conservation, and education on the Monument
Increasing public awareness and understanding of the Monument
Providing resources to support the Monument’s scientific, interpretive and educational programs
Expanding our membership so we represent a diverse constituency that supports the Monument
We achieve our mission through the following program areas:
Science: Expanding our knowledge and understanding of the natural wonders, biodiversity, and unique ecosystems with which this landscape is endowed by actively supporting and participating in scientific and historical investigation. This includes conducting climate change research as well as launching a climate change mitigation campaign aimed at raising awareness and inspiring action related to the protection of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and all public lands.
Conservation: Ensuring that Grand Staircase-Escalante’s assets —culture, ecology, history, recreation, and science—are recognized, sustained, and enhanced for posterity through collaborative on-the-ground restoration work and invasive species removal.
Education: Providing places and spaces where adults and youth can meet, exchange ideas, and participate in learning activities, resulting in the building of knowledge and expertise needed to advance local, national, and international interests in the Grand Staircase-Escalante region.