Craig “Sage” Sorenson has lived in Escalante since before the Monument was designated by President Clinton in 1996. He has seen the transformation of the small Utah town from an economically-struggling community to a thriving stop-over for travelers visiting the Monument. Protecting this outstanding landscape means that future generations will still have it as an outdoor laboratory, a place of learning. Sage contributes to protecting the Monument by donating monthly to GSEP, serving as an Emeritus Board Member, and participating in volunteer stewardship on the landscape.
“Of all the worthy causes I could donate to, this is one that is in my backyard. But I would feel the same way if it wasn’t because that freedom of opportunity [to learn and explore] will always be there for us.”