Monument Restoration News

PRESS RELEASE: Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Protected: President Biden to Order Complete Restoration

KANAB, UT, October 8, 2021 — Today, President Biden will issue a presidential proclamation to fully restore the boundary protections of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) and Bears Ears National Monument.

A Letter from Board President, John Holland

Dear Friends of Grand Staircase, This week Grand Staircase Escalante Partners joins the BLM and our supporters, donors, volunteers, and partners in celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM). A quarter-century of national monument status deserves a moment of reflection on where we have arrived, where we came from, and where we expect…

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

As we celebrate Earth Week, board president, John Holland at Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners, issued the following statement urging President Biden to take bold action to restore the national monument without delay.

Press Release: Deb Haaland confirmed to serve as our nation’s Secretary of the Interior

Deb Haaland confirmed to serve as our nation’s Secretary of the Interior Escalante, UT (March 16, 2021) — Yesterday, the Senate voted to confirm Deb Haaland to serve as our nation’s Secretary of the Interior. Grand Staircase Escalante Partners would like to extend our congratulations to Secretary Haaland, who is the first Native American to…

Op-Ed | Honor the Grand Staircase deal and protect the last frontier

Sarah Bauman, Executive Director here at Partners, wrote an Opinion Editorial that was published in the Salt Lake Tribune on February 5th, 2021.

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.

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

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