Utah County: Mountain Accord’s Official Position

Utah County: Mountain Accord’s Official Position

Utah County: Mountain Accord’s Official Position

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We have respected Utah County’s wishes and have updated the Accord to indicate that the American Fork Canyon proposal is out of our hands. We support Utah County and their intent to continue the public discussion and negotiations. We do not intend to take further action on American Fork Canyon issues.

The Mountain Accord Executive Board has no authority in future federal environmental processes, which must be followed for any land exchange involving federal land ownership. Furthermore, the signers of the Accord recognize and defer to Utah County to conduct additional public engagement and negotiations on this important issue.

The issue of any action on land in American Fork Canyon will be up to Utah County residents, their elected officials and the US Forest Service.

 

Accord 4.0 simply states that Snowbird has proposed a land exchange in American Fork Canyon. This is a matter of public record. The Accord does not endorse this action and very clearly states that there is no resolution in this matter.

The Accord supports the Cottonwood Canyon pieces of the land exchange, and defers to Utah County leaders on the American Fork aspects of the trade.

Snowbird has proposed to negotiate on the future of their lands in American Fork Canyon with key stakeholders in Utah County and American Fork Canyon users. They are awaiting further action from Utah County. The Mountain Accord Executive board has no authorities to execute the land exchange, and plainly states that it is their hands.

You’ll find additional information and the final version of Mountain Accord here.

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3 Comments

  1. Scott. The proposal in American Fork Canyon is matter of public record and is thus included in the Accord. And, because the AFC proposal goes across the county line, the Accord indicates support for the part of the proposal on the north side of the line while clearly stating that Utah County leaders and their constituents will carry forward any further negotiations, discussions and public engagements on the Utah County side. Furthermore there is no “vote” on July 13. The Mountain Accord is a consensus-based process and the Executive Board will approve the Accord as whole which, as stated above, includes clear language that defers to Utah County leadership on matters in AFC. Thank you for your comment.

  2. I am happy that you are acknowledging Utah County’s desire to have any lands in the county removed from the Accord. Please step the next take and remove references to Utah County from the draft accord before your July 13th vote as requested by our county commissioners and several cities.

  3. So will the American Fork Canyon land be removed from the proposal vote on the 13th of July?