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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Monument Updates

Public Comment Periods

During public comment periods, you can provide your input directly through the BLM's e-Planning Portal.
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Resource Management Planning

To access ongoing resource management planning documents, please visit the BLM's online e-Planning Portal here.

Save the Date

GSENM is now accepting 2024 Artist-in-Residence Applications

KANAB, Utah (March 26, 2024) – Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for the 2024 Artist-in-Residence (AiR) program, sponsored through partnership with the Escalante Canyons Art Festival and Glen Canyon Conservancy.

  • Applications must be received by midnight on April 14, 2024.
  • Interested artists may find more information and application materials here.
  • Application submissions should be forwarded to Allysia Angus at aangus@blm.gov.
  • Notification regarding the Artist-in-Residence selection will be made by the end of April 2024.

The Science on GSENM

Learn more about the science on the Monument and how you can get involved. Read more at Working With Us.

Campfire Safety & Fire Restrictions

There are no fire restrictions currently in effect.  Campfire safety is essential to preventing human-caused wildfires. Visit the Smokey Bear website to learn more about safety procedures and tips to properly extinguish campfires.  Fire restriction information can be found at BLM Utah Fire Restrictions. For more information on preventing unwanted human-caused wildfires or the statewide Fire Sense Campaign, visit www.utahfireinfo.gov or on Twitter @UtahWildfire.

Summer Safety

Visit Summer Safety (weather.gov)NOAA's Flooding Fact Sheet and Summer Recreation page. #WeatherReady

General Information


Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument spans across nearly 1.87 million acres of America's public lands in southern Utah. From its spectacular Grand Staircase of cliffs and terraces, across the rugged Kaiparowits Plateau, to the wonders of the Escalante River Canyons, the Monument’s size, resources, and remote character provide extraordinary opportunities for geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists in scientific research, education, and exploration.

On Oct. 8, 2021, President Biden issued a presidential proclamation modifying the boundaries for Grand Staircase-Escalante national monument. The Bureau is providing interim guidance regarding management of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This interim monument management direction will provide direction on the stewardship of these lands during the public planning effort, pending approval of a monument management plan and associated environmental impact statement, in compliance with the Presidential Proclamation. The interim guidance memorandum can be viewed on the BLM website.

Before you visit Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, make sure you are prepared with the most up-to-date information about the area by the district office or GSENM Visitor Center



Adé Nelson

Monument Manager

Doug Rowles

Assistant Monument Manager