BLM invites public to free Science Symposium at Grand Staircase-Escalante

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Aug. 1, 2012 | Photo by Bob Wick courtesy of BLM Flickr, BLM California, St. George News

KANAB — Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument invites everyone to help celebrate its 20th Anniversary by exploring 10 years of research discoveries on public lands.  

The monument’s Third Science Symposium will be held in Kanab and Escalante for three days, Aug. 2-4, with phenomenal field trip opportunities in what the BLM called in its news release “the nation’s largest outdoor laboratory.”

From the thrill of dinosaurs to the unsolved mysteries of ancient peoples, world-renowned scientists and local experts will be the guides.  the public is invited to come learn how some of the nation’s most visually-stunning landscapes have microbes to thank.

All events are free, although all guided field trips on Aug. 3 will require personal transportation (many of which require four-wheel drive high-clearance vehicles or carpooling).

Science presentations and field trips are possible with the generosity of many volunteers, partners and supporters of this, and all other, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument 20th Anniversary events.


  • 2016 Science Symposium webpage (includes schedule of events) | Telephone 435-826-5499.
  • Promotional materials: Posters and session schedules will be available at local businesses, and all Grand Staircase-Escalante visitor centers and Kane and Garfield offices of tourism.
  • Project-specific information contact is LeAnn Skrzynski | Telephone 435-644-1238.

Persons who use a telecommunications device for the deaf, TDD, may call the Federal Information Relay Service, FIRS, at 1-800-877-8339 to leave a message or question with the above individual.  The FIRS is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Replies are provided during normal business hours.

About the BLM

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency.  This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM’s mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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1 Comment

  • Bender July 26, 2016 at 9:44 am

    We Republicans don’t need no science. What we feel in our guts is true. We follow the strong firebrands like Mike Noel and The Donald… they tell it like it is, as opposed to them limp wristed college prefessors.

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