Introducing Isabel Adler, CSU’s New Public Lands Program Director

    Introducing Isabel Adler, CSU’s New Public Lands Program Director   The Board of Directors of Conserve Southwest Utah is very pleased to announce that Isabel Adler will join CSU as Public Lands Program Director on July 19. We feel very lucky that Isabel discovered our postings for this position and decided to join…

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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…

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THE DIRT – A Periodic Update on Conservation in Southwest Utah

The Dirt is a periodic publication of Conserve Southwest Utah. The purpose of The Dirt is to update our members on significant conservation issues we have not covered in our Bulletins for some time. This issue includes posts on the Lawsuit to Stop the Northern Corridor Highway Moves Forward, The Colorado River Authority: What  Are…

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Serious Problems with our Growth Policies

Serious Problems with our Growth Policies: The Fatal Flaws Revealed by the Northern Corridor Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU) filed a lawsuit last week to stop the Northern Corridor Highway (NCH) based on a series of issues we outlined in the June 4 Bulletin. But the problems with the NCH go well beyond legal issues. We believe…

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Important Survey about Growth Planning for St. George: Please Participate!

An Opportunity to Influence St. George’s Future The City is Seeking Your Input on Growth Planning It isn’t every day that your local government asks you for input.  If you live or work in St George, including volunteer work or family errands, please take 10-20 minutes to give the city input on what direction you…

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Roads to Nowhere

ROADS TO NOWHERE: More Roads = More Traffic As a general rule, urbanization and infrastructure go hand in hand.  It’s natural to assume that constructing more roads and adding lanes to existing roads will accommodate the increase in vehicles, ease traffic congestion and speed up travel times. Not so fast.  Surprisingly, new roads do not…

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The Dirt: A Monthly Update

The Northern Corridor Highway The proposed Northern Corridor Highway would cut through precious habitat and protected public lands in the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. On January 14, 2021, in the waning days of the Trump Administration, the BLM issued a Record of Decision granting the right of way for the Northern Corridor Highway through…

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