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Ownership and Control of Public Lands

The ownership and control of the nation’s public land, especially in the western United States, has been debated for many years. That debate has grown more intense since 2012 when the Utah legislature passed the Transfer of Public Lands Act and Related Study (TPLA), which demanded that most of the public land within Utah’s borders… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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,… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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Comparison of Per Capita Water Use in Southwestern Counties

This paper presents a view into per capita water use (Gallons per Capita Daily – GPCD) in several counties in the southwestern United States. The work is built on data collected from the United States Geological Survey (USGS) and matched with U.S. Census population data. First a straight GPCD comparison is presented, then with adjustments… Read more »

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Clarke-Vickers Letter – invitation to dialog

Dear Mr. Clarke and Sen. Vickers, Thank you for submitting the referenced Op-Eds describing the reasons you think the monument designation should be changed. We invite you to engage in a respectful discussion about the issues you raised. We are a group of ordinary citizens in southwest Utah that formed 11 years ago in response… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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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… Read more »

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CSU Well-Represented at Springdale Earth Day Celebration

  CSU Well-Represented at Springdale Earth Day Celebration Conserve Southwest Utah had a three-booth presence at the Earth Day Celebration in Springdale on April 22nd.  Twelve new members joined CSU after stopping by our booth.  Welcome!  Also, more than four dozen people signed the Constituent Comment Letter at a booth co-sponsored by CSU and Citizens… Read more »

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CSU’s Key Water Questions

Water Conservation and The Lake Powell Pipeline 1. Can we (the county, the cities and their citizens) have a say in the final decision to build the LPP? Background: There appears to be no requirement for any local government input into the final decision. We would like this to be a formal option. Proposal: The… Read more »

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