PIKA-AYA TOOVEEP

PIKA-AYA TOOVEEP The Pika’aya Tooveep (“Tortoise Land” in the Shivwits dialect) program was initiated as a way to engage and learn from the original caretakers of this area about the land, the species it supports, and our role in safeguarding it. CSU has established a partnership with the Shivwits Band of Paiutes, our local universities,…

Public Lands

PUBLIC LANDS The care and conservation of local public lands have long been front-and-center for CSU and 2021 was no different. In July CSU welcomed a new Public Lands Program Director, Isabel Adler. Isabel’s enthusiasm and experience have already strengthened our programming and brought a fresh perspective to lingering challenges. We’re excited to see how…

Smart Growth

  The Vision Dixie Principles for Smart Growth Principle 1: Plan Regionally, Implement Locally Principle 2: Maintain Air and Water Quality and Conserve Water Principle 3: Guard our ‘Signature’ Scenic Landscapes Principle 4: Provide Rich, Connected Natural Recreation and Open Space Principle 5: Build balanced Transportation that includes a System of Public Transportation, Connected Roads,…

Water Works

Water Works The year 2021 has been another busy year for CSU’s Water Works team, the Board committee that follows priority water issues. Here are the important developments that kept us hopping this year.   COVE RESERVOIR is an off-stream reservoir project proposed by the Kane County Water Conservancy District to divert water from the…

Volunteers Help Restore Fire Ravaged Red Cliffs NCA

Volunteers Help Restore Fire Ravaged Red Cliffs NCA 3,500 Plants Watered in Three Hours! In 2020, four human-caused wildfires ravaged the Red Cliffs NCA, burning nearly 25% of the protected Mojave desert tortoise critical habitat. In October, the BLM, American Conservation Experience crews, and CSU volunteers responded to this devastation in a big way. We…

Water Conservation: Suddenly in Vogue

  It is gratifying to see that our elected officials at all levels are taking the current drought seriously by embracing water conservation. Governor Cox issued an Executive Order on water conservation that is mandatory for all state facilities and suggested for the state’s cities and residents. In Washington County, the Washington County Water Conservancy…