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Grand Staircase-Escalante NM

The vast and austere landscape of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument offers a spectacular array of scientific and historic resources. Encompassing almost 900,000 acres, the Monument was the first national monument entrusted to the BLM. World-class dinosaur excavations have yielded more information about ecosystem change at the end of the dinosaur era than almost any other place in the world. Among the fossil finds, paleontologists have identified dinosaurs not previously known to have inhabited this region, as well as several new species. The monument was designated in 1996 and modified in 2017.

 

The Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument offers opportunities for hunting, grazing, and recreating. From the solitude of lonesome canyons to the excitement of winding rugged backways, this Monument is a part of the our nation's conservation stewardship legacy.

 

Plan your visit and learn about Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument: www.blm.gov/programs/national-conservation-lands/utah/gra...

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Taken on August 2, 2012