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 […]
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 […]