This page will guide you through the easy process of writing a scoping comment on the proposed Northern Corridor Highway, a high speed, 4-lane highway that would fragment the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. By commenting, you can be a voice for protection of exquisite scenery, recreation, culture and history, wildlife including the threatened Mojave desert tortoise, and quality of life in southern Utah.
NOTICE OF INTENT KICKING OFF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ENDING ON January 6, 2020
RECIPE FOR COMMENTING BELOW
Preparation- Open a blank word document on your computer
Save it as “Your First Name_Your Last Name_Northern Corridor Highway Scoping Comment.” It won’t take long to write your personal testimony and then copy and paste some important bullet points to finish your comment.
Step 1- Write your Personal Testimony
to see a list of some questions you can answer that will help the BLM understand how you and your community will be affected by this highway. There’s also a link to a great example of a Personal Testimony that you can use as inspiration.
Step 2- Copy and Paste Important Bullet Points into Your Comment
to see the bullet points you can include in your comment. These are the big issues we need to ask BLM and USFWS to study during their preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) on the Northern Corridor Highway.
Step 3- Email Your Scoping Comment to firstname.lastname@example.org
Conserve Southwest Utah needs to track the number of scoping comments submitted so that we can compare our records with agency records and make sure that no one’s voice is left out. Thank you!
Conclusion- Submit Your Comment to the BLM
You’re done! Save you comment somewhere safe, and email it to BLM_UT_NorthernCorridor@blm.gov
Check out Conserve Southwest Utah’s Community Transportation Alternative
What ideas do you have for dealing with traffic congestion in Washington County? Share them with Conserve Southwest Utah and BLM in your scoping comment.
Learn About Zone 6, Proposed Mitigation for the Northern Corridor Highway
Mitigation is meant to reduce the severity of an unpleasant action. Learn how ZONE 6 fails to mitigate for damage caused by the proposed Northern Corridor Highway.