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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Legal Action Update

Sign up to get the latest Court News in your inbox Sign Up Now January 9 Filing: On January 9, Plaintiffs’ counsel filed a partial motion for summary judgment in Grand Staircase Escalante Partners v. Trump arguing that the President lacks constitutional or statutory authority to revoke or reduce a national monument. The filing is…

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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…

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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…

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