How to Visit with Respect on Ancestral Land

Visit with Respect

If there was ever a time of hope for Grand Staircase, now is that time as the groundswell of support continues to grow. But we have urgent work to do. Recent vandalism in areas formally within Monument protection comes as Grand Staircase experiences an unprecedented rise in visitation. These terrible acts of vandalism echo the…


Grand Staircase Escalante Partners Urges President Biden to Restore National Monument in Celebration of Earth Week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 CONTACT: John Holland | Grand Staircase Escalante Partners Urges President Biden to Restore National Monument in Celebration of Earth WeekGroup Says Now is the Time for Bold Action, to Build Back Better WASHINGTON, DC — As we celebrate Earth Week, board president, John Holland at Grand Staircase-Escalante…

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Photo by Adrian Carrio

The Grand Staircase Sentinel | Winter 2021 Newsletter

LETTER FROM SARAH BAUMAN | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR In the next 60 days, President Biden’s staff will review Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments to determine if and when they will be restored to their original boundaries. We are confident that the result will be fully restored Monuments that honor the Indigenous people who call…

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Day 1: What we know so far

GSENM boundaries scheduled for Interior review within 60 days. Here is everything we know about the Executive Order for Grand Staircase-Escalante and Bears Ears national monuments.


Much to do about nature

Today Biden’s team released a statement naming Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and calling for a review of the boundaries for the Monument, along with many other vital national monuments around the country.

Photo of Grand Staircase-Escalante

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…