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Northern Corridor Highway Background

In 1990, the US Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Mojave desert tortoise as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). This would have impeded development on private and state lands in Washington County due to the county being tortoise habitat. In 1996, local elected representatives signed an agreement to establish a Habitat Conservation Plan… Read more »

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Cumulative Impacts of Highway

Connected federal actions (HCP Take Permit, Red Cliffs National Conservation Area and BLM  Resource Management Plan Amendments) Reasonably foreseeable future actions including, but not limited to- Widening of the proposed Northern Corridor Highway  Development on private, SITLA, or Washington County inholdings adjacent to the proposed Northern Corridor Highway  Construction of additional highway projects in the… Read more »

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Wildlife and Plants in the NCA/Reserve

Northern Corridor Highway impacts to wildlife. READ MORE Shivwits Milkvetch, endangered Virgin River chub, endangered Woundfin, endangered  California condor, endangered  Mexican spotted owl, threatened  Southwestern willow flycatcher, endangered Western yellow-billed cuckoo, threatened  Bonneville cutthroat trout, BLM sensitive Desert sucker, BLM sensitive Flannel-mouth sucker, BLM sensitive  Virgin spinedace, BLM sensitive  American white pelican, BLM sensitive  Bald… Read more »

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Personal Testimony

Introduce Yourself! The BLM wants to learn how you, your family, and your community will be affected by the proposed Northern Corridor Highway (whether you live here or not!). Take 10 minutes to write a paragraph or two that answers some of the following questions: *Short on time? Just answer the first 3 questions in… Read more »

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Commenting on 3 Plans during Northern Corridor NEPA

During Northern Corridor NEPA, Scoping comments are invited on 3 separate, but closely connected plans: Proposed Amendment to BLM’s Red Cliffs National Conservation Area Resource Management Plan (RMP) UDOT is applying to BLM for a right-of-way to build the Northern Corridor Highway. This plan governs how the Red Cliffs NCA is to be managed for… Read more »

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Scoping is the First Step in the NEPA Process

Conserve Southwest Utah invites you to take part in the National Environmental Policy Act process (NEPA) for the proposed Northern Corridor Highway and Zone 6 mitigation. When an entity (Utah Department of Transportation) applies to an agency (BLM and USFWS) to build a project (the Northern Corridor Highway) on federally-owned lands (the Red Cliffs National… Read more »

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