Southwest Utah grows in a manner that enables conservation and restoration of its natural and cultural resources.
Advocate conservation and stewardship of our area’s natural and cultural resources and advocate implementation of the Smart Growth policies that enables conservation for the benefit of present and future generations.
Our overarching goal is that Southwest Utah implements policies that balance growth and economic development with conservation and stewardship of land, air and water resources to benefit our citizens, both present and future. That translates into these more specific goals:
PUBLIC LANDS – Conserve our public lands, their habitats and cultural remnants of native and pioneer activity, engage in land use policies and advocate that public lands remain in public ownership.
WATER – Promote efficient use of our existing local water and advocate “Conservation First,” before pursuing unsustainable water supplies like the Colorado River.
AIR/CLIMATE – Advocate clean energy policies that protect our blue skies, healthy air, scenic vistas, and climate.
SMART GROWTH – Advocate sustainable development policies that prevent sprawl, foster conservation of natural resources and preserve a high quality of life.
SUNCLF – Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends monitor our irreplaceable natural, historic and cultural resources on our public lands, especially the Red Cliffs and Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas. For information on volunteering, visit conserveswu.org/sunclf/.