Category Archives: Public Lands

Shared Values On Public Lands

Posted November 14, 2017 by Susan Crook

Conservation Forum Talk by David Jenkins September 21, 2017   I’ve been a conservative for as long as I can remember. Even as a 13 year-old—way back in 1976—I favored Ronald Reagan over Gerald Ford. I remember staying up past my bedtime to watch the primary results come in. After that, I did volunteer work… Read more »

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Ownership and Control of Public Lands

Posted September 19, 2017 by Tom Butine

The ownership and control of the nation’s public land, especially in the western United States, has been debated for many years. That debate has grown more intense since 2012 when the Utah legislature passed the Transfer of Public Lands Act and Related Study (TPLA), which demanded that most of the public land within Utah’s borders… Read more »

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Utah versus Public Lands

Posted September 18, 2017 by Tom Butine

Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU) questions the validity of the Transfer of Public Lands Act (TPLA). TPLA demands that the United States give title to 30 million acres of Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and the energy resources they contain to the State of Utah by December 31, 2014. The bill is… Read more »

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Restoring Desert Tortoise Habitat

Posted August 29, 2017 by Susan Crook

Restoring Desert Tortoise Habitat By Tim O’Brien   Biologists are testing new methods to rehabilitate Mojave Desert Tortoise habitat in the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam National Conservation Areas. Over 25% of the tortoise habitat in Red Cliffs and large sections of the Beaver Dam Wash NCA were devastated by fires in 2005 and 2006,… Read more »

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Clarke-Vickers Letter – invitation to dialog

Posted July 4, 2017 by Tom Butine

Dear Mr. Clarke and Sen. Vickers, Thank you for submitting the referenced Op-Eds describing the reasons you think the monument designation should be changed. We invite you to engage in a respectful discussion about the issues you raised. We are a group of ordinary citizens in southwest Utah that formed 11 years ago in response… Read more »

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SB 2383 Utah Test & Training Range BLM Testimony

Posted April 3, 2017 by Susan Crook

SB 2383 UT Test & Training Range BLM testimony S 2383 Utah Test and Training Range Encroachment Prevention and Temporary Closure Act, sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch, was included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress in December 2016 and signed into law by President Obama. The testimony given by Mike Pool, Acting… Read more »

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CSU Red Cliffs Appeal Intervention Press Release

Posted April 2, 2017 by Tom Butine

Groups join forces to defend the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas in Southern Utah ST. GEORGE, UT (March 31, 2017) – Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU), the Conservation Lands Foundation (CLF) and The Wilderness Society (TWS) filed a motion to intervene in the Washington County, Utah appeal of the Final Resource Management… Read more »

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RMP Comments

Posted March 13, 2017 by Tom Butine

Dear St. George RMP Planning Team: As part of the public comment process Citizens for Dixie’s Future (CDF), together with theGreat Old Broads for Wilderness, Center for Biological Diversity, and Southwest Utah Broadband (collectively, “we”), are submitting the following comments on the Beaver Dam Wash and Red Cliffs National Conservation Areas (NCAs) Draft Resource Management… Read more »

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Bishop’s Crusade to take over Public lands

Posted March 4, 2017 by Jane Whalen

Take Action: Send an email to the House Natural Resources Democrats RE: Republican Crusade Against Public Lands Continues: Stakeholders and the Public Asked to Submit Comments Natural Resources Committee Chairman Bishop has requested $50 million of taxpayer money to be spent on the immediate transfer of public lands to states’ control. The Chairman’s budget request,… Read more »

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A History of the Ownership and Control of Public Land

Posted February 12, 2017 by Tom Butine

The ownership and control of federal public land, especially in the western United States, has been discussed and debated for many years. The debate has grown more intense since 2012 when the Utah legislature passed the Transfer of Public Lands Act and Related Study (TPLA),also referred to as House Bill 148, which demanded that most… Read more »

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