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UpcomingMonday July 20, 2020 at 6 pm MDT, CSU is hosting a virtual workshop on “How to Comment.” Guidance will be offered on writing substantive comments in response to the draft Environmental Impact Statements for the Northern Corridor Highway and the Lake Powell Pipeline. To register CLICK HERE

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Agency Public Meetings:
Wednesday July 8 and Thursday 9, 2020 at 6 pm MDT, The Bureau of Reclamation is hosting public meetings on the content of the LPP draft Environmental Impact Statement. To learn more CLICK HERE.

Thursday, July 16, 2020, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (MDT) and Tuesday, July 21, 2020, 5:00-6:30 p.m. (MDT) The Bureau of Land Management and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service will host 2 online public meetings to provide a brief overview of the Northern Corridor Highway and respond to questions from the public. To learn more CLICK HERE.

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PUBLIC LANDS

Washington County is one of the most scenic areas in the West. The beautiful open spaces and scenic vistas make Washington County a desirable place to visit and call home. Our region is home to many endangered and threatened animals and plants including the Mojave desert tortoise. There is constant pressure to develop these lands. We are the only local group advocating protection.

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WATER – THE LAKE POWELL PIPELINE and CONSERVATION

CSU advocates water conservation policies and has developed considerable evidence indicating the Lake Powell Pipeline is not necessary to support our growth, is very risky, and will be a huge drag on family, city and county budgets. A less costly, less risky alternative to the Lake Powell Pipeline is being ignored. Local water resources will deliver water affordably and reliably, without burdening residents with unaffordable debt.

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WATER – THE LAKE POWELL PIPELINE and CONSERVATION

CSU advocates water conservation policies and has developed considerable evidence indicating the Lake Powell Pipeline is not necessary to support our growth, is very risky, and will be a huge drag on family, city and county budgets. A less costly, less risky alternative to the Lake Powell Pipeline is being ignored. Local water resources will deliver water affordably and reliably, without burdening residents with unaffordable debt.

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Canyonlands NP. Image Credit:Western Regional Air Partnership

AIR QUALITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

Air pollution is varied and affects our atmosphere in different ways. Individuals may experience health problems from local sources of pollution. Regional haze may come from distant cities and degrade the iconic vistas that we treasure in southern Utah and the Colorado Plateau.  And carbon dioxide, which is a by-product of burning fuels, begins locally, travels regionally and finally mixes globally with carbon dioxide emissions all over the world in ways that we know now are causing disruption to the planetary balance.

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SMART GROWTH

Sustainable development is a strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that also benefit the local environment and quality of life. It has become an important guide to many communities that have discovered it. We advocate the implementation of Vision Dixie, our local Smart Growth principles.

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SMART GROWTH

Sustainable development is a strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that also benefit the local environment and quality of life. It has become an important guide to many communities that have discovered it. We advocate the implementation of Vision Dixie, our local Smart Growth principles.

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SUNCLF

The Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF) is a volunteer friends group run by the non-profit Conserve Southwest Utah. SUNCLF works to create a pool of engaged citizens to assist with inventory efforts and long-term monitoring of the natural, historic and cultural resources in Southwest Utah’s National Conservation Lands. In addition to citizen stewardship, volunteers assist in creating and implementing programs that promote natural resource protection and visitor safety using interpretive and education programs.

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