I thought that it would be of interest to a lot of you in this forum, especially those of you who are in the Wasatch canyons on a regular basis. Hopefully a lot of you have seen it already, but I wanted to make sure that everyone had a chance to see it.
Post and link at saveourcanyons.org
Over the past 18-months, a vast group of stakeholders including Save Our Canyons, worked on producing this document which will be used to update Salt Lake County’s 1989 Wasatch Canyons Master Plan. About 16,000 people participated in this planning effort. These responses and this report has been presented to the Salt Lake County Council who will now use the data collected by Envision Utah to improve ordinances and set priorities (conservation is high on the list) for the next 20 years. Some of the report’s highlights:
Limit resort development to existing footprints
Increase/Enhance public transportation (year-round) in the Canyons
Increase funding for public acquisition of high-priority lands/watershed protection
Of course, this is not the end of planning for the future of these canyons. Now, everyone will be tasked with carrying out the additional studies, creation of ordinances, and implementing the plans recommendations. Save Our Canyons will be intimately involved all along the way.