Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument

Grand Staircase-Escalante (Photo: James Marvin Phelps via Flickr CCBY-NC2.0)

Help stop open-pit mining in what was — until recently — Utah’s gorgeous Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.   Grand Staircase-Escalante at Risk Last year, President Trump slashed the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in half. The legal boundaries of the monument may have shrunk, but the entire area remains home to breathtaking landscapes and endangered wildlife.The difference is: now mining companies can stake claims […]
Yosemite National Park (Photo: Tommy Lisbin, Unsplash)

Ready for this week’s Environmental Action shares?Sharing these posts and tweets with your social media friends is a great way promote respect for the environment with credible, well-sourced journalism and meaningful ways to make a difference for nature. This week, you’ll find news on wolves, the Environmental Protection Agency, public lands and more.Environmental Action Shares for FacebookEnvironmental Action Shares […]
Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument, Utah (Photo: BLM)

How much do you know about Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument? Since 1996, the colorful vistas, irreplaceable cultural artifacts, dazzling array of wildlife and amazing recreational opportunities of these lands were respected, prioritized and protected by presidential proclamation.1 Unfortunately, the protected status of these lands is far from certain these days.Last year, President Trump and Interior Secretary Zinke began an unprecedented […]