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Starkly Pristine Watershed

Starkly Pristine Watershed

Lee Hayes was one of the corpsmembers assigned to Southwest Conservation Corps’ Rapid Monitoring Team in the summer of 2022, tasked with monitoring for regrowth of Russian olive and other vegetation after removal. The Escalante River Watershed was one of four...

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Beyond Boundaries

Beyond Boundaries

When Davina Smith was asked to join the Board of Directors for Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, it was an easy decision to say “yes”. Starting at Bears Ears, Tribes have finally been an integral part of the conversation about how to save these sacred landscapes,...

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A Part of the Greater Ecosystem

A Part of the Greater Ecosystem

As a local landowner, business owner, and rancher, Brandie Hardman could never look at her land the same way again after taking a permaculture class. She was able to notice the benefits of beaver returning to the land, and has mimicked their return by creating wetland...

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The Leading Edge

The Leading Edge

A visitor to southern Utah since his teenage years, Garett Rose keeps being drawn back to the area. Here—and in Grand Staircase-Escalante in particular—he is struck by the ever-present immediacy of geologic time. It is written into the physical landscape and provides...

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