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
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
The restoration field season on the Escalante River in southern Utah has come to a close for 2013. In spite of some unusually heavy rains and the federal government shutdown that disrupted the work of dedicated federal partners, work crews remained productive and committed to restoring this incredible wild river … read more
With an end to the government shutdown nearing, Ron Rogers, Communications Coordinator for the Escalante River Watershed Partnership (ERWP), compiled and wrote the following blog. It paints a broad and thought-provoking picture about how the government shutdown affected people who work, volunteer and visit communities and public lands in southern … read more