In the spring of 2020, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners purchased a new building in Escalante to serve as our future headquarters. This building will house our conservation staff and programs, and it will serve as a future educational and event center where we will highlight Monument science, Indigenous knowledge, and the work being done to sustain the health of the landscape. Establishing this permanent home in Escalante (in addition to our Kanab office) represents our long-term commitment to safeguarding Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  We hope to see you here in the future!

We need your support to help make this project a reality. By making a donation for our building, you are helping fund the needed renovations and helping us open our doors sooner.  A contribution toward this building is an impactful investment in the future of the Partners organization. Check this page for progress updates on our renovations!

Timeline

  • March 2020: Partners initiates purchase of new building
  • May 2020: We close on the purchase of the building. Woohoo!
  • June 2020: Partners staff and board hold design charrette and begin vision for layout of the space
  • July 2020: Initial floor plans created
  • August 2020: Commercial kitchen equipment from prior use as a restaurant sold to local businesses
  • September 2020: Building renovations finalized and divided into two phases. Floor plans finalized.
  • October 2020: Phase 1 renovations begin. Old siding torn off of building. Old partitioning walls removed and new walls added for staff offices.
  • November 2020: Electricians rewire building. New siding put on building.