ZUMA, Utah — — The Zuni Desert in northern Utah is the most densely populated in the United States, with the highest concentration of human activity on any part of the landscape.
The air pollution is so bad that the city’s residents sometimes spend nights indoors.
And the people living in the city are living in it, too.
That’s because of a controversial plan to relocate some of the citys people and businesses to an area of the desert in the north of Utah known as the “zuni belt” or the “southern edge” of the zuni belt.
The move, called the “Southern Utah Project,” has been in the works since 2006, but was only recently approved by the state of Utah.
The project is to bring Zuni, located just outside Salt Lake City, to the area of Sandstone, near the Uinta River.
It’s estimated that more than half of Zuni’s population will move from their current homes, in Salt Lake County, to move to the proposed “sundays” and “weekends” zones in the desert.
The proposal, however, has faced fierce opposition from residents, local businesses and environmentalists.
In Zuni the desert is not only the home to wildlife and a place of deep natural beauty, it is also a place where people live.
And with the desert’s high temperatures and the extreme humidity it creates, Zuni residents live with the risk of contracting respiratory diseases, including asthma, that are common in the U.S. The proposed southern edge zone is a major stretch of the Sandstone River that connects the city with its northern neighbor, Sandstone.
But residents are not just concerned about the move.
Some are concerned that the desert will become a breeding ground for invasive plants, as well as for wildlife that will invade the city.
“If they move out of the area, I think it will have a negative effect on the environment, and I think that would be devastating,” said local rancher Bill McManus.
The area in southern Utah has a long history of human development and ranching.
It is the place where the Zuni Apache lived and thrived in the 17th century.
In the 18th century, they moved into the area to make way for a rail line that was eventually constructed.
In 1885, the area was settled by ranchers who used the land to graze cattle.
Today, it sits on nearly 5,000 acres, and the population is estimated at more than 40,000.
Some say the move will put the city at risk of becoming uninhabitable.
“The move would be a real loss to the city, and there’s no question that the development of the Zulu people will take years to complete,” said Bob Hargreaves, the chairman of the Salt Lake District Planning Commission.
McManuses ranch is the site of an ancient Zulu burial ground.
It was not always a thriving business, however.
In 1793, the Zunis’ people lived in a town called Sandstone and began moving west, according to the Zuba Nation.
That changed when the Zubas began establishing their own city, Zuniya, in 1885.
The Zuni people were a highly nomadic people who used a variety of traditional methods of living to survive in the harsh desert environment, including growing wheat and cultivating cotton.
The people of Zunika are still a nomadic tribe.
Hargretts ranch is just outside of Zulu.
McManners rancher says the area’s history is intertwined with the city of Zuna.
“It’s a part of our history, and we’re a part the community of Zunoia,” he said.
The land was used for cattle grazing by the Zunois until 1891, when it was sold to the Utah State Land Commission, which then became the Utah Department of Public Lands.
The state then purchased the land in the late 1960s, when the area became a “snowpack” of about 2,500 acres.
The snowpack has since been filled with water, and has become a major source of fresh water for the city and its residents.
Hargeas ranch has owned the land since the early 1900s.
He said he feels that the move could threaten the city for decades.
“You have to be careful with the impacts on the city that are going to be happening, but I don’t think there is any question that this is going to happen for a long time,” he told ABC News.
The city is considering a number of options, including moving the Zunes to the southern edge of Sandstones desert, which would also affect the citysperson.
That would be one of several possible alternatives the city could consider, according, McManens ranch.
But McManans is opposed to the move and is taking his business elsewhere.
“There are a lot of people out there who are concerned about their well being and the environment in