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…

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…

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…

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…