Links, Forms and Take Area Maps

Links you might find useful

FIRE information

Snow Canyon State Park

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR)

Desert tortoise adoption programĀ (UDWR)

US Fish & Wildlife Service


BLM – Red Cliffs National Conservation Area


Desert Tortoise Council

Leave No Trace

Washington County Government

Washington County Sheriff’s Office

St. George City

Zion National Park


Washington County HCP – amended 11-3-09
Public Use Plan
Utility Development Protocol
Compensation for Desert Tortoise Habitat
Tortoise Survey & Clearance Request – Form A
Volunteer Manual
Volunteer Service Application
Gila Monster Observation Form

* Confluence Park Use Permit Application

*Email Application to:

Take areas and maps

A take area is a geographical area outside the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve designated as Mojave Desert tortoise habitat. Any development or habitat disturbance within a take area must be coordinated with the Desert Reserve administration. There are 10 take areas designated within Washington County. The maps of those 10 areas are available here.

To coordinate development, or if you have questions, please contact the Desert Reserve administrator at (435) 256-6311 or the habitat biologist at (435) 256-6310.