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 serve as a cabinet member overseeing a major branch of the government of the United States.
Four years ago, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was illegally reduced and has since suffered from this loss of crucial protection for irreplaceable resources. Under the leadership of Secretary Haaland, we can begin to repair this damage and ensure the future preservation of the Monument’s incredible biodiversity, connected ecosystems, and cultural resources. Grand Staircase Escalante Partners stands ready to work with Secretary Haaland and the Department of the Interior. Together, we can usher in a new era of science-based conservation in a fully protected national monument.
Grand Staircase Escalante Partners is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2004 to protect and preserve Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.
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