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**Notice of Cancellation** for February 2024 MAC Meeting

KANAB, Utah — Paria River District announces the cancellation of a virtual meeting for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Advisory Committee scheduled for Feb. 29, 2024, as a quorum cannot be met. 

This public meeting was scheduled in the Federal Register on Jan. 18, 2024, and will be rescheduled. Notice of future meetings will be published in the Federal Register and publicly distributed 30 days in advance of a meeting (43 CFR 1784.4–2). Notices are also published online, distributed via email and social media. 

If you have any questions, please contact Paria River District Manager Harry Barber at 435-644-1200; or,

Monument Updates

Save the Date

We are pleased to be part of the 3rd annual symposium on the Grand Staircase-Escalante region planned for March 21-22, 2024. It will be a hybrid in-person meeting at the Escalante Interagency Visitor Center, 755 W. Main St., Escalante, UT. To learn more, visit the Escalante River Watershed Partnership

To register for virtual participation, visit GSENM Symposium 2024.

Science on the Monument 

Learn more about the science on the Monument and how you can get involved.
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What to Know About a Public Comment Period

During public comment periods, you can provide your input directly through the BLM's e-Planning Portal. To learn more, watch:

Resource Management Planning

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

Interim Guidance

Planning Your Visit

Monument Visitor Centers

Visitor Centers' Homepage

Recreation Activities

E-bikes on BLM-managed Public Lands
Hiking on BLM-managed Public Lands
Camping on BLM-managed Public Lands
Climbing on BLM-managed Public Lands


Paria River District
Kanab Field Office
Safety and Conditions
What to do When Nature Calls
Recreational shooting on BLM Utah Lands
Drones: Do & Don't Tips

Road Report & Maps

Monument Road Report (updated weekly or as conditions require)
Geo-referenced Travel Map
BLM Utah Interactive Map
BLM Utah Admin Boundaries

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 or on Twitter @UtahWildfire.

Special Recreation Permits

SRP Outfitters and Guides
SRP Application Guidance

About the Monument 

Historical snapshot

On Oct. 8, 2021, President Biden issued Presidential Proclamation 10286 restoring the boundaries for Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The Monument now spans across nearly 1.87 million acres of America's public lands in southern Utah, and is an outstanding biological resource, spanning five life-zones - from low-lying desert to coniferous forest. When visiting, you’ll be traveling the land of the Ancestral Puebloan and Fremont people, who were experts at farming this rugged land and built granaries to store what they grew. Their descendants, including people from the Hopi, Paiute, Zuni, Ute, and Navajo tribes, have strong ties to this land today, leaving behind rock art panels, occupation sites, campsites and granaries.

Stepping further back in time, fossil excavations have yielded more information about ecosystem change at the end of the dinosaur era than any other place in the world.  The Monument’s size, resources, and remote character provide extraordinary opportunities for geologists, paleontologists, archeologists, historians, and biologists in scientific research, education, and exploration. This unspoiled natural area also remains a frontier with countless opportunities for quiet recreation and solitude.

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