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…

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Utah versus Public Lands

Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU) questions the validity of the Transfer of Public Lands Act (TPLA). TPLA demands that the United States give title to 30 million acres of Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lands and the energy resources they contain to the State of Utah by December 31, 2014. The bill is…

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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,…

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July 12 2017 CSU-DWRe Meeting Notes – Question Answers and Follow-up

1.     The Utah Board of Water Resources (UBWR) responded to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) request for supplemental information on the Lake Powell Pipeline Project on August 11, 2017. Click the link below to continue reading… FERC- UDWR response 10-17-17 2.     The twenty-first century Colorado River hot drought and implications for the future Bradley…

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Utah Water Strategy – Suggested Comments

This document contains a collection of suggested comments to Utah Water Strategy from Conserve Southwest Utah. Here is an example: Section and Page: Section 2.4 on Regional and Interstate Rivers, page 30-31 Comment: This section includes a sales pitch on two expensive, controversial projects: the Lake Powell Pipeline and the Bear River Project. While it…

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HR 2423 Email

1. HR 2423 undermines the legislative provisions in public law 111-11, also known as the Omnibus Public Land Management Act of 2009 (Lands Bill), which established the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area (NCA) to protect tortoise habitat and sensitive ecosystem in Washington County, Utah.  The proposed bill designates a four-lane highway through the NCA, circumventing all…

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