Washington Parkway Study: Integration of East-West Transportation Needs with Conservation Objectives for Desert Tortoise in Washington County, Utah

Several transportation-related issues exist today on the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve. Furthermore, the capaicity of current roadway networks outside the reserve will not support future traffic demands. The Washington Parkway Study: Integration of East-West Transportation Needs with Conservation Objectives for Desert Tortoise in Washington County, Utah (NWP_Final_Report) illustrates that a context sensitive approach to roadway design and associated management can ameliorate many existing threats, contribute to improving conditions, and provide future management options for the tortoise on the Reserve. The study further recommends a process whereby agencies could work cooperatively to identify a roadway that contributes to the conservation of the tortoise and its habitat while addressing long-term transportation needs.

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About Five County Association of Governments

Five County Association of Governments (FCAOG) is a regional coalition of towns, cities, and counties in the southwest corner of Utah. For more information on the FCAOG and all of its programs, please visit http://www.fivecounty.utah.gov
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