Central Wasatch Legislation Media Round Up
Locally led, collaborative effort balances Central Wasatch Mountain conservation and recreation needs.
Congressman Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) has proposed a bill that will create The Central Wasatch National Conservation and Recreation Area. (Read the announcement on Congressman Chaffetz’ website.) The bill seeks to balance the need to protect drinking water, preserve recreational opportunities and traditions, enhance access, and accommodate future population growth.
“Utah once again leads the way in demonstrating the power of a collaborative approach to local problems,” Chaffetz said. “I’m pleased that so many parties with such varied agendas could come together in agreement on a way forward for our beloved Wasatch Mountains. This bill will guide our growth and preservation efforts for decades to come.”
Here is a roundup of local media coverage in response to the announcement.
The Salt Lake Tribune — “Editorial: Good process drives Mountain Accord”
The Salt Lake Tribune — “Utah’s Mountain Accord has new hill to climb — Capitol Hill — as Chaffetz unveils bill”
The Deseret News — ‘Ralph Becker: Reaching for the best of the Wasatch Mountains‘
The Deseret News — “Rep. Jason Chaffetz introduces bill to manage central Wasatch Mountains”
The Park Record — “Federal designation proposed for Park City ridgeline”