Protect Red Cliffs

Stop a highway from being built through desert tortoise habitat in Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, Utah!

The Bureau of Land Management is accepting comments on a proposed four-lane highway through Red Cliffs National Conservation Area (NCA). If constructed, the Northern Corridor Highway would set a dangerous national precedent that would make all National Conservation Lands vulnerable to development. Take action today to let the Bureau of Land Management know that a national conservation area is no place for a highway!

We strongly encourage you to personalize the provided letter (e.g. writing a personal introduction and adding topics that are important to you).

Since 2006, local residents and concerned citizens across the country have vocalized their opposition to this highway that would bulldoze through critical habitat for the Mojave desert tortoise and damage Red Cliffs NCA, a protected landscape renowned for its scenic views, recreation, and wildlife. In January 2021, in the final days of the Trump Administration, the Department of the Interior approved the highway right-of-way over viable transportation alternatives that meet community needs without impacting protected public lands.

In late 2023, the Bureau of Land Management announced it would reconsider the project and has recently released a draft Environmental Impact Statement to reanalyze the highway’s impacts. We need your voice to keep Red Cliffs roadless and protect vulnerable desert tortoises!