Habitat Destruction

  • The proposed I-80 South Quarry would destroy hundreds of acres of habitat for elk, deer, lynx, bobcat, moose, black bear, mountain lion, golden eagle, and other species.

  • It would also interrupt critical seasonal migration routes and feeding grounds for these species.

  • At least two of Parleys Canyon’s major secondary ravines with ephemeral streams and large pine groves would be completely destroyed

Environmental Impacts

Scenic Value  

The size and scope of the proposed I-80 South Quarry would be the largest mining operation in the Central Wasatch Mountains.

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Significantly increased industrial activity will dramatically increase the risk of wildfires.

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Air Quality

Gravel pits are harmful to air quality due to the high volume of fugitive dust they emit. The proposed Parleys

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