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.

Add your voice and help us stop this by signing below.

We'll make sure that Trump's Interior Department hears your voice by delivering your comments to them, along with comments gathered by other organizations.

We'll also share them with elected officials who care about maintaining existing protections on public lands, and preserving the quality of life that many Western communities value and depend on.

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.

Thank you for taking a minute to take a stand.


"I oppose building new highways through the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. Allowing this highway 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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Kristi Steimle
Karen Shattuck
Marjorie Talbot
Warren Church
Crystal Hanza
Diane Dutson
Paul Hehn
Liz Josie
Susan Crosby
Cameron Mayer
misty whitehead
Marcos Lobato
Susan Mavor
Katrina Harrison
Elinor Priest
Mark Hodges
Thomas Murray
Spenser Snow Canada
sherry collisi
Debra Marin
Sue Anne Echols
Donald Echols
Keith Westman
Lori Conover
steven Summers
Susan Gordhammer
Ashley Hawks
Hayden Hawks
Courtney Fronk
Dick Tuttle
Recent Activity
  • Kristi Steimle
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs via 2020-01-06 17:29:53 -0700
  • Karen Shattuck
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs via 2020-01-06 16:36:54 -0700
  • Marjorie Talbot
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs via 2020-01-06 16:33:35 -0700
    Please leave some of our beautiful nature for our future.
  • Warren Church
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs via 2020-01-06 16:31:19 -0700
  • Crystal Hanza
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs via 2020-01-06 16:25:37 -0700
    Crystal Hanza
  • Diane Dutson
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs via 2020-01-06 16:25:37 -0700
    Please preserve our beautiful lands so that we might continue enjoying them with our families!
  • Paul Hehn
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 15:03:09 -0700
    Look at and consider ALL alternatives before going with this plan.
  • Liz Josie
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs via 2020-01-06 14:17:40 -0700
  • Susan Crosby
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 13:47:22 -0700
    Please find another way to handle the traffic. The Red Cliffs is such a beautiful area, and is supposed to be protected. It’s also not right to move the corridor behind homes. This was not on the plan when they built and it will affect property values. It will also ruin their beautiful view and bring noise and smog into the area. The Washington Parkway road that has already been built in the Green Springs neighborhood is not the right road to handle a lot of traffic. It is not wide enough, cuts the neighborhood in half and is right next to homes. It will also dump more traffic onto Green Springs and make it worse, not better. One idea is to seek to have a Costco built on Sunset Blvd or that area. That would save a lot of the traffic coming to exit 10. Please seek other options and leave our beautiful reserve as it is.
  • Cameron Mayer
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 13:26:15 -0700
  • misty whitehead
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 13:13:02 -0700
    I lived here when the Desert Reserve was created with the promise of it not being cut into. I use this part of the Reserve several times a week (Middleton powerline trail, Icehouse, Mustang Pass) and it is precious to me. I adamantly oppose this highway. We can build around the Reserve and keep it pristine. This beautiful part of our landscape is part of what makes us special and draws tourism!

    We can build around it and preserve it.
  • Marcos Lobato
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 13:05:03 -0700
  • Susan Mavor
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 12:47:24 -0700
    There is no need for this highway to run through such a precious wild resource. Utah’s scenery, recreation opportunities and wildlife are a prime reason for tourism here – why pave over more when perfectly viable alternative routes exist?
  • Katrina Harrison
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 12:33:51 -0700
  • Elinor Priest
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 11:56:32 -0700
    I oppose building new highways through the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. Allowing this highway 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.
  • Mark Hodges
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 11:47:36 -0700
  • Thomas Murray
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 11:32:57 -0700
  • Spenser Snow Canada
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 11:19:17 -0700
  • sherry collisi
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 11:13:46 -0700
    Please understand that once this highway is built it will destroy the beauty of the area, and put wildlife, especially our desert tortoise at risk. Just to be able to walk and have peace and not hear the sound of traffic is “golden”.
  • Debra Marin
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 10:58:39 -0700
    Have you ever seen a desert tortoise explode after being hit by a car? I have. Before I-15 was built, I frequently traveled on the highway near Leeds, Utah. One day, the car in front of me hit a tortoise trying to cross the highway. The shell flew straight up, about 15 feet high. A new four-lane highway through what is supposed to be a refuge for these animals is a travesty. It is WRONG to build this road. Find another solution to human overpopulation.
  • Sue Anne Echols
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 10:37:56 -0700
    Please reconsider this project location.
  • Donald Echols
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 10:07:32 -0700
    Donald Gay Echols
  • Keith Westman
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 09:02:02 -0700
    I live and hike in St. George. There are other, better alternatives than putting this highway through the most highly populated tortoise population spot in the reserve. The Red Hills Parkway already goes through the reserve as it is now. Don’t destroy this beautiful, scenic area with a highway that is unnecessary.
  • Lori Conover
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs via 2020-01-06 06:53:19 -0700
  • steven Summers
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-06 06:24:15 -0700
    This is a terrible place for a road.
  • Susan Gordhammer
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-05 23:44:07 -0700
    I oppose the Northern Corridor for a multitude of reasons, most importantly, that it would set a dangerous precedent regarding all Threatened and Endangered Species and for all National Conservation Lands throughout the United States. We can’t allow them to back away from the deal that was agreed to over 20 years ago and I question the legality of such an action.
  • Ashley Hawks
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-05 22:22:37 -0700
    This area is so special to me and the communities of Southern Utah and St George. Building this highway will take away what makes St George so special, access to public lands where you can truly get into nature. Our cities are losing this as they become so developed that it is no longer a desirable place to live. There are other options for places to build that will preserve our land. Let’s take a stand to say no to Northern Corridor highway!
  • Hayden Hawks
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-05 22:13:51 -0700
    Hello my name is Hayden Hawks I currently live in Cedar City, Utah but am born and raised in Ivins, Utah. I grew up enjoying outdoor recreation, being educated, and spending quality time with friends and family in the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. It was a staple of my life to spend time here and made me the successful person that I am today. I currently spend hours upon hours in this area training, hiking with my family, and educating my 2 year old son about this amazing world we live in. Wild places like this area are so important to my family and it seems like more and more of these areas are being taken away from us for a quick buck with highways, housing developments, and much more. When is this going to stop and what is it going to do for us and our children years from now? We have to look at that and realize that areas like this make St George and Southern Utah what it is. This is why people love living and visiting here. I recently visited Phoenix, California, and Las Vegas and a common thing in all of these places is the lack of public lands close to the actual cities. We do not want St George to become like this and it will just ruin what the city is and stands for. I am a professional runner currently ranked 3rd in the world and spend most of my day in areas like this, a lot of time in the Red Cliffs area. I have ran every trail in this area and every part of this land is important and means something to me and others. It brings peace, serenity, and life to me. I have traveled the world and have seen what happens when we take areas like this away and replace them with highways and structures. You see a lot of this in places like China, India, and even Europe and it sadly reduces the quality of people’s lives. Please think this over and please make the right decision to not let the Northern Corridor Highway happen. Thank you for your consideration and let me know what actions I can do to help this cause that means so much to me and my family!


    -Hayden Hawks
  • Courtney Fronk
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs via 2020-01-05 22:05:58 -0700
    Courtney Fronk
  • Dick Tuttle
    signed No Highways Through Red Cliffs 2020-01-05 22:04:35 -0700
    I’m all for building our infrastructure but there has to be a better alternative than destroying this section of protected! Land with a 4 lane highway. Lets not destroy the Beauty of this place. Please lets find a better location.