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Engage With Us

At Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, citizen scientists can participate in the scientific process, formulate research questions, conduct scientific experiments, collect, and analyze data, interpret results, make new discoveries, develop technologies and applications, and solve complex problems. All skill levels are welcome, and volunteers may work in the field or remotely.

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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.

Get Involved

Citizen Scientists may be employed in a number of particular fields including:

  • Tree age determination (dendrochronology)
  • Rare plant distribution
  • Phenology of plants
  • Lichen
  • Biological Soil Crusts



Local Engagement

National Engagement

Additional Citizen Science Information



Marc Coles-Ritchie,
Science Coordinator and Ecologist,
Grand Staircase National Monument,
Bureau of Land Management,
Kanab, Utah

David Hercher,
Public Affairs Specialist,
Paria River District,
Bureau of Land Management,
Kanab, Utah