Starry skies in Monument Valley


The Bureau of Land Management manages two National Monuments in Utah - Bears Ears National Monument and Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument. President Obama designated Bears Ears National Monument on December 28th, 2016.

Utah is also home to Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, the first national monument to be managed by the BLM and also the first area to be designated as part of the National Conservation Lands. It is the largest protected area managed solely by the BLM, comprised of 1.88 million acres in southern Utah – slightly larger than the state of Delaware. Its size, resources, and remote character provide rich opportunities for geologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists in scientific research, education, and exploration.