Science & Research
Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is often referred to as the "Science Monument", because of the emphasis on research provided in the enabling proclamation.
The very words of the Proclamation identified the Monument's birth in science and the reason for its designation as a Monument: "The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument's vast and austere landscape embraces a spectacular array of scientific and historic resources." The proclamation goes on to identify the value of the frontier quality for science: "Even today, this unspoiled natural area remains a frontier, a quality that greatly enhances the monument's value for scientific study." That first paragraph ends with the promise of unparalleled opportunities for science: "The monument presents exemplary opportunities for geologists, paleontologists, archaeologists, historians, and biologists."
This page highlights the scientific and historic resources and celebrates the work of those geologists, paleontologists, archaeologists, historians, biologists, staff and many more that have contributed to the body of scientific research, implementation and utilization on the Monument.
Thank you to all the researchers, scientists, universities, staff and citizen scientists that have been so instrumental in sharing the wealth of scientific discoveries and treasures that the Monument holds.