GSENM

2020 Election: Next Steps to Restore the Monument

Today we are filled with hope. The Biden/Harris team has committed to restoring Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument according to the nearly 1.9 million acres defined in its original 1996 proclamation. “On behalf of Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners welcomes President-elect Biden, V.P. Kamala Harris, and the rest of their administration to…

Details

Five reasons that an ‘Escalante Canyons National Park’ would be a monumental mistake

A bill was recently reintroduced to establish Utah’s sixth national park known as the Escalante Canyons National Park. The name suggests a possible increase in protections for a place full of unique biodiversity and sacred indigenous places, as well as world-class research opportunities for paleontology, archaeology, and climate change. But instead, this proposal strips away protections…

Details
Qualitative changes in landscape captured by Repeat Photo Point Monitoring

Photo Point Monitoring Training

Empower yourself and help public land management as you record visual data about landscapes. Repeat Photo Point Monitoring is an inexpensive way to monitor change and impacts to an area through time. And you likely have everything you need with a camera, notebook, compass, and GPS. Now watch this video lead by April Johnson, and…

Details

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…

Details
Text over Sunset Arch

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,…

Details

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…

Details

Our Statement on Racial Injustice and Recent Events

Dear Friends of Grand Staircase, We, the staff of Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, write this message with heavy hearts. Our hearts are heavy because of the horrific murder of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. Our hearts are also heavy because of the violence that ensued during protests that were intended to…

Details

Legal Action Update – April 2020

Sign up now to get the latest updates in your Inbox Our lawsuit challenging President Trump’s executive order dismembering Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has been slowly working its way through Washington D.C. federal district court since it was filed on December 4, 2017.  We are happy to report that we can finally see the light…

Details

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…

Details