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Preservation of Discovery

Preservation of Discovery

"Discovering great places is at the heart of why CoolWorks exists. But beyond discovering and spending time working among the natural treasures of our country, we hope that the people who use our site will become conservationists, to appreciate how fragile natural...

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Small Town Connections

Small Town Connections

Bob King first fell in love with Grand Staircase through his travels, and happened to be guided by Montana Horchler – a local of Escalante – on a tour in the Pacific Northwest. When he asked where the best place would be to donate to help protect Grand Staircase,...

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Giving Back to Grand Staircase

Giving Back to Grand Staircase

"As I have settled into my position with Partners and life in Escalante, a question has risen in my mind: Why am I here? The past eight months, that question has been largely subconscious, below the surface, answered satisfactorily by the anxiousness and adrenaline of...

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Adapting to Global Change

Adapting to Global Change

"Rapid global change is impacting every corner of the planet, including the Colorado Plateau. I’ve spent most of my career working on and thinking about the Colorado Plateau, my heart’s home, and I have come to feel that we need to find radically new ways of...

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A Place of Learning

A Place of Learning

Craig “Sage” Sorenson has lived in Escalante since before the Monument was designated by President Clinton in 1996. He has seen the transformation of the small Utah town from an economically-struggling community to a thriving stop-over for travelers visiting the...

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Dinosaur Discoveries

Dinosaur Discoveries

"My first very first day in GSENM was as a first-year paleontology graduate student at the University of Utah in the fall of 2004, lugging a helicopter net deep into the badlands for later retrieval of an articulated dinosaur skeleton. From that moment, I was hooked...

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Ever-Changing Canyons

Ever-Changing Canyons

"Friends have said they love the slickrock desert because it’s timeless. But the canyons keep changing. Each time I visit my favorite places, I see something new and extraordinary. Fresh layers of sediment banking the creek, washed in by flash floods. A delicate...

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