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
Dear Secretary Zinke, We are community leaders representing thousands of local citizen-advocates and volunteer stewards of America’s land-based national monuments. We live in and represent the gateway communities to these treasured places–most of which are part of America’s National Conservation Lands, protected lands that stands proudly alongside our national parks … read more
Durango, Colo. (April 26, 2017) – In response to President Trump’s Executive Order on the review of national monuments designated under the Antiquities Act, the Conservation Lands Foundation issued the following statement from John Wallin, Acting Executive Director: “This “review” of national monuments is a waste of time and money. … read more
UPDATED Feb. 21, 2017: As the Salt Lake Tribune noted in an editorial today: “The reason Outdoor Retailer is leaving — their rejection of Utah’s political leaders’ values as shown in the stubborn and pointless fight against a Bears Ears National Monument — should make this moment a turning point.” Original … read more