Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU) is a local 501.c.3 non-profit coalition of citizens committed to conserving the area’s public lands, water, air quality, and historic cultural resources. , and advocating for the Smart Growth principles that enable conservation for the benefit of present and future generations.
We organized in 2006 (as Citizens for Dixie’s Future) in response to Congressional legislation that would have sold 25,000 acres of BLM land for development. The county-wide Vision Dixie land use planning process had extensive public input that resulted in 10 Smart Growth Principals to ensure that we maintain the key “quality of Life” elements that make our area desirable as we grow. The planning process also shaped the 2009 Omnibus Public Land Management Act, a monumental piece of legislation that created new conservation mandates for the BLM and established the Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Area, Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, Wilderness Areas, and Wild and Scenic Rivers.
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.