Spanning across nearly 1.87 million acres of America’s public lands in southern Utah, the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is a sight to behold. From its spectacular cliffs and terraces to its river canyons, natural bridges, and arches, the monument is a geologic treasure.

Founded in 2004, a non-profit organization called Grand Staircase Escalante Partners was formed to protect and preserve this historical wonder through science, conservation, and educational initiatives.

In June 2020, the organization purchased a new building in Escalante, right in the heart of the Monument, to serve as its headquarters. The new building houses the conservation staff and programs, and its new covered outdoor area provides a space for educational and other events.

ShadeFX customized a black three-bay structure with each section measuring 20’ x 12’. Three manual retractable canopies were specified, creating complete sun protection. The sturdy Arcade FR fabric in the shade Bone compliments the dramatic, multi-hued landscape.

“In the wake of Covid, our organization was faced with the challenge of continuing to offer educational programming, including workshops and presentations with limited options for venues that offered a safe environment. The shade structure provided by Shade FX Canopies has been a game-changer for us. We have conducted lectures, volunteer training, educational activities, staff and board meetings and meals, and a 25th anniversary celebration beneath the shade structure. It enabled us to continue to sponsor safe events for the public and our staff during a challenging time, and we have taken our audio and visual outside under the shade structure too! Our supporters love it and so do we!”

– Sarah Bauman, Executive Director for Grand Staircase Escalante Partners

The new outdoor structure ensures that over 700 sq ft of space and its occupants are protected from the desert’s unforgiving rays. ShadeFX is proud to be a part of this initiative and wishes the organization much success in its endeavors to preserve the essence of the monument.

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