The National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) and the Coalition to Protect America’s National Parks (Coalition), submitted this protest to the August 2019 Proposed Resource Management Plans (RMPs) and Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the three units of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) – the Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyon Units – and the land removed from the original monument boundaries referred to as the Kanab-Escalante Planning Area (KEPA). In particular, NPCA and the Coalition protest the RMP-EIS’s new Alternative E for managing the GSENM and KEPA, which does not adequately protect those lands and thereby risks harm to the adjacent National Park lands.

Read the joint letter of protest on Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument here.