Kanab-Escalante Planning Area (KEPA)
The Bureau of Land Management has prepared a resource management plan (RMP) for the Kanab-Escalante Planning Area (KEPA). These lands were excluded from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by Presidential Proclamation 9682. In the 20 years since the original monument management plan was adopted, visitor needs and the conditions on the ground have changed.

The KEPA is 861,974 acres and will be managed for multiple use, while laws, regulations, and policies will continue to protect cultural, historical, natural, and paleontological resources. Public lands within KEPA will be managed in accordance with the RMP and pertinent laws such as the Archaeological Resources Protection Act, National Historic Preservation Act, National Environmental Policy Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and Paleontological Resources Preservation Act.
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