Mountain Accord was an unprecedented collaboration of public and private interests established to preserve the legacy of the Central Wasatch mountains and to agree on an integrated, comprehensive, landscape-scale framework for current and future decision-making.
The Central Wasatch mountains are a vital ecological unit and a critical source of drinking water, they are beloved by residents and companies that choose to locate in the region, and they promote active lifestyles and quality of life. However, their proximity to urban populations is creating land use, environmental, and transportation challenges.
1. Protect the environment and natural resources,
2. Ensure high quality recreational experiences,
3. Enhance regional transportation, and
4. Strengthen the regional economy.
The geographic area included the area bounded by the Salt Lake Valley on the west, the greater Park City area on the east, Parley’s Canyon on the north, and the southern boundary of Little Cottonwood Canyon on the south.
The multi-year, collaborative, public effort culminated in an Accord that outlines the consensus positions and formal
recommendation of the Mountain Accord Executive Board and other stakeholders. The Accord represents the commitment of these organizations to support collective desired outcomes and to proceed with a suite of actions. The intent of these actions is to ensure that future generations can enjoy all the activities we enjoy today, while preserving our watershed and natural environment.