Conservation Programs Update – Summer 2020

Summer is a busy time for our Conservation Programs (formerly Restoration Programs) and we’ve been hard at work with the Escalante River Watershed Partnership (ERWP), tackling woody invasive control on both public and private land. Additionally, we’re currently in the midst of monitoring the condition of our previous treatments across the watershed, with help from…

Our New Science and Monitoring Plan

We are excited to announce an exciting new project that is now officially underway: the creation of the new Grand Staircase Escalante Partners Science and Monitoring Plan for the Monument. This project is a critical component of our efforts to honor the past and safeguard the future of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by advocating for science,…

Remembering Charley Bulletts

Cultural Resources Director for the Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians A note from Sarah Bauman, our Executive Director Dear Friends, It pains me to write these words because in writing them there is a sense of finality that I have been struggling to accept: a loss that still feels like too much to bear. And I…

Winter Newsletter

A note from our New Executive Director Dear Friends of Partners and Grand Staircase-Escalante, It is with great pleasure that I write my first newsletter piece as the Grand Staircase Escalante Partners (GSEP) Executive Director. Two months into the job and nearly 20 years since I first visited this place, I am struck by the…

Grand Staircase Management Plan

On Friday August 23rd, the BLM released their final management plan for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This plan reserves no protections for the almost 800,000 acres excluded from the monument in 2017. It opens these area’s to mining, drilling, OHV use and cattle grazing. “The BLM’s management plan attempts to cement the largest roll-back in…

Media Advisory – Grand Staircase Partners House Oversight Committee Hearings, March 13

MEDIA ADVISORY March 8, 2019 Contact: (435) 201-0693 Nicole Croft, Executive Director Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners WHAT: On Wednesday, March 13, at 10 a.m. ET, the House Natural Resources Committee (HNRC), under the majority leadership of Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-NM, will conduct a full committee oversight hearing on national monuments titled, “Forgotten Voices: The Inadequate Review and…

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…