Submit Your Scoping Comment on the Northern Corridor Highway

Submit Your Scoping Comment on the Northern Corridor Highway

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

REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF SCOPING COMMENT PERIOD

BLM WEBSITE

BACKGROUND ON SCOPING AND THE ISSUES

THE OTHER SIDE: DMPO STUDIES ON THE NORTHERN CORRIDOR HIGHWAY 

HOW TO SUBMIT YOUR SCOPING COMMENT

SIGN ON TO THE “NO HIGHWAY THROUGH RED CLIFFS!” LETTER

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

Follow this link

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

Follow this link

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 sarah@conserveswu.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

!!!!EXTRA CREDIT!!!!

Check out Conserve Southwest Utah’s Community Transportation Alternative

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

What is Zone 6

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.