About Grand Staircase Escalante Partners

Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, based in Kanab, Utah, seeks to inspire people to understand and experience the beautiful landscape and unique scientific record of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by dedicating volunteers and resources to research, conservation stewardship and education. The group is involved in critical restoration projects along the Escalante River, helping scientists learn more about ancient dinosaurs and modern day bees, working with school kids on native seed collection and hosting local talks about the endless wonders of this special landscape. The group is also a member of the Escalante River Watershed Partnership, made of 30 organizations working to improve the whole watershed.

From the blog

  • 07.20.15

    Artists on the Escalante

    Changing light, solitude, natural sounds, stunning scenery. Four selected artists will experience all this, and more, when they take a horse pack-supported trip this fall down southern Utah’s Escalante River to paint the beauty of the Escalante River Canyon. The Escalante River Watershed Partnership, Grand Staircase Escalante Partners, and the Canyon Country Chapter … read more

  • 09.19.14

    Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Anniversary

    This beautiful photograph, captured by Bureau of Land Management (BLM) employee Bob Wick, is a perfect introduction to southern Utah’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument–the first and largest monument officially added to the National Conservation Lands.  And it’s time to wish it happy birthday! September 18th marks the anniversary of President … read more

  • 04.15.14

    Oil Spill In Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    On March 22, hikers in southern Utah came upon a distressing sight: a four-mile slick of oil staining the Little Valley Wash, which eventually drains into the Escalante River, inside the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The spill had not been reported. The hikers sent photos of the leak to staff … read more

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