Category Archives: The Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP)

Stewart’s Damaging Highway Bill

Posted May 2, 2018 by Susan Crook

  On April 24, 2018, Rep Chris Stewart introduced a bill 5597 into the House of Representatives. The Washington County Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Bill. It would mandate an unnecessary and damaging highway through a protected wildlife preserve in violation of the Habitat Conservation Plan (HCP) and the Endangered Species Act. It would… Read more »

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St. George City Resolution Supporting Northern Corridor

Posted April 3, 2018 by Susan Crook

Protect the Red Cliffs NCA from an unnecessary and destructive highway Washington County wants the City of St. George, and other municipalities in the county, to pass resolutions supporting a Congressional bill to allow a highway through prime tortoise habitat in the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area/Desert Reserve.  This bill is being sold as a way… Read more »

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The HCP and proposed Highway

Posted March 25, 2018 by Jane Whalen

Here is some information on the new proposed bill and the Habitat Conservation Plan: OPEN HOUSE  St George to present Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation Plan Expansion Act. HCP-Resolution-in-Support-of-Tortoise-Expansion-Bill-2018 pdf Stewart Legislation HR 2423 PDF to allow a highway across the NCA Hatch Bill S1053 PDF to scrap BLM’s RMP and start over because it don’t allow… Read more »

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SB 2383 Utah Test & Training Range BLM Testimony

Posted April 3, 2017 by Susan Crook

SB 2383 UT Test & Training Range BLM testimony S 2383 Utah Test and Training Range Encroachment Prevention and Temporary Closure Act, sponsored by Senator Orrin Hatch, was included in the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act passed by Congress in December 2016 and signed into law by President Obama. The testimony given by Mike Pool, Acting… Read more »

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BLM proposes to sell 1820 acres of Land

Posted August 3, 2014 by Jane Whalen

The St George Field Office is asking for a BLM proposal to do cultural surveys on land they want to sell. The parcels include: l,087 acres south end of Sand Hollow reservoir , Long Valley 616 acres, Leeds 413 acres, Brigham Road .14 acre. Toquerville 320 acres.   The proceeds from the sale of these parcels… Read more »

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