The Bureau of Land Management is being pressured to let the State of Utah build a four-lane highway through the heart of the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area (NCA), which exists to protect the threatened Mojave desert tortoise.
This would severely damage Red Cliffs NCA, reduce the public's access for recreation, and set a dangerous precedent for National Conservation Lands elsewhere in Utah and throughout the Country.
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If this highway is allowed it will:
- Bisect Red Cliffs NCA east to west with a four-lane highway
- Irrevocably damage habitat for the already threatened Mojave desert tortoise and 20 other species of sensitive wildlife
- Set a terrible national precedent that National Conservation Areas can be bulldozed and paved
- Threaten the quality of life that has led to St. George, Utah being one of the nation’s fastest-growing metro areas
- Put at risk the very recreational values that bring people from all over the country and the world to hike, bike, climb, horseback ride, hunt or enjoy breathtaking scenery in Red Cliffs NCA
If a highway is allowed through Red Cliffs, then it could happen to National Conservation Areas (NCAs) anywhere in the country.
That means places like Sloan Canyon and Red Rock Canyon NCAs in Nevada, McInnis Canyons NCA in Colorado, or San Pedro Riparian NCA in Arizona would be at risk. We can't let that happen, and your voice is crucial to help us stop it.