We recommend stopping by one of the BLM Visitor Centers before traveling onto Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. You can find information about them here. There are also many local Outfitters and Guides that can provide gear and exceptional experiences for you and your family:
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 have also designed and are coordinating a Site Steward program on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument that assists agency scientists with monitoring of the many archeological, paleontological, and historical sites for damage. Volunteers are trained and then assigned sites where they regularly check for changes in the site’s condition caused by natural erosion, animal activity, looting, vandalism, or other inadvertent activities, and findings are submitted to the appropriate agency manager.
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.
Download our Monument Monitoring App
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