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

  • 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

  • 03.26.14

    H.R. 1459 – The “Preventing New Parks” Bill, Up For House Vote Today

    Today, a vote for the “Preventing New Parks” bill, (H.R. 1459) stands as a direct assault on our National Parks, National Monuments and public lands conservation heritage. H.R. 1459, the Ensuring Public Involvement in the Creation of National Monuments Act or “EPIC,” spells just that—an epic fail for protecting our … read more

  • 03.3.14

    Historic Photos: A Great Way to Bring Communities Together

    There’s nothing quite like a series of old black and white photographs—of buildings long-gone, unnamed ancestors sitting on a wagon, familiar mountain ranges with cattle grazing in the foreground—to get people talking. And that’s what happened February 12 in the dining room of the Cowboy Blues restaurant in Escalante, when … read more