Utah State University Extension
It’s a well-known, and often repeated, story in Utah. In September of 1996, without prior warning to most Utah residents, the Clinton Administration announced the creation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in southern Utah.
Petrzelka, Peggy; Marquart-Pyatt, Sandra; and Iacolucci, Michael, "Designation of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the Impact on Trust" (2013). All Current Publications. Paper 1039.