2019 Dixie Transportation Expo Survey Results

Local residents engaged with Conserve Southwest Utah’s grassroots transportation alternatives, providing valuable feedback that will help our county solve its transportation challenges. Visitors to CSU’s booth engaged in nitty-gritty conversations about road alignments and traffic levels, but also shared inspiring stories about the value of our public lands for present and future generations. We thank…

Shared Values On Public Lands

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…

Restoring Desert Tortoise Habitat

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,…

Petroglyph Patrol

  Petroglyph Patrol by Tim O’Brien   The Petroglyph Patrol is a rock art stewardship program initiated by Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF) in partnership with the BLM St. George Field Office. Trained volunteers monitor visitor activities at the Land Hill Heritage Site in the Santa Clara River Reserve, sharing tips on respectful…

Message from the Board

Message from Board President Tom Butine   To all of you who care about conserving Southwest Utah, CSU’s Board of Directors invites you to stay in contact with our efforts through our new bi-monthly newsletter.  The creation of this newsletter is a big step for us, and we hope it will help keep you engaged with…

Bike and walking Trail Planning

The Dixie Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) (in collaboration with participant cities, Southern Utah Bicycle Alliance, and the Utah Department of Transportation) is soliciting Requests for Qualifications and Proposal from qualified consultants to create a Regional Bicycle / Pedestrian Transportation Plan to be included in the Dixie 2015-2040 Regional Transportation Plan. The MPO’s intent is to…