As Mountain Accord came together stakeholders developed the concept of an Environmental Dashboard. The Dashboard is a tool for decision makers to track the Central Wasatch’s environmental health and evaluate impacts in future planning discussions. We are creating a tool that to ensure that the health of the Central Wasatch’s natural landscape is fully considered now and far into the future.
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The Dashboard is a tool for decision makers to track the Central Wasatch’s environmental health and evaluate impacts in future planning discussions.
It is the intention of the Mountain Accord that the Dashboard is a legacy project and will be updated on a regular basis. It is scientifically based, data rich, and technically credible.
The Dashboard compiles data currently collected throughout the Central Wasatch Mountains designed to provide a picture of the complete health of the mountain range, as well as a mechanism for measuring the health moving forward. The Dashboard will include an online connection for people interested in tracking the progress of the key indicators.
Steering Committee- Guide the direction of the Dashboard and collaborates with the Dashboard project managers and consulting team to ensure the Mountain Accord community is represented and the guiding principles of Mountain Accord are met.
Technical Committee-This scientific community brainstorms with the consulting team to identify the key indicators to determine the health of the Central Wasatch, sets science-based thresholds for these indicators, and assists the team to access data.
Step I – Written Report (Spring 2016-Fall 2017):
Step II –Online Public Dashboard (2017-2018):
The first phase of Mountain Accord identified a vision and associated goals for an ideal Environmental System , as follows.
Vision—In an ideal world, the Central Wasatch is a natural ecosystem that is conserved, protected, and restored such that it is healthy, functional and resilient for current and future generations.
Marian Rice, Salt Lake City
Joan Joan DeGiorgio, The Nature Conservancy
Carly Castle, Salt Lake City
Marian Rice, Project manager, Salt Lake City
Carly Castle, Executive, Salt Lake City
Kirk Nichols, Big Cottonwood Community Council
Joan DeGiorgio, Northern Mountains Regional Director, The Nature Conservancy
Maura Olivos, Sustainability Coordinator, Alta Ski Area
James Ehleringer, Distinguished Professor of Biology, University of Utah-Department of Biology
Laura McIndoe Briefer, Director, Salt Lake City Public Utilities
Rebecca Hotze, District Ranger, United States Forest Service
Patrick A. Shea, Research Professor and Private Attorney, University of Utah-Department of Biology
Jon Thelen, Data and Analytics Manager, Salt Lake County Information Services
Rich Bullough, Health Officer, Summit County
Jesse Stewart, Deputy Director, Salt Lake City Public Utilities
Luke Cartin, Environmental Sustainability Manager. Park City
Technical Committee – Organizations providing technical expertise
Brigham Young University
Friends of Alta
Metropolitan Water District of Salt Lake & Sandy
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Park City Public Utilities
River Restoration Consulting
J. & Jessie E. Quinney College of Natural Resources Utah State University
Salt Lake City Public Utilities
Salt Lake County Information Services
Salt Lake County Watershed Planning & Restoration Program
Salt Lake County-Weeds Program
Snowbird Service District 3
Summit Land Conservancy
United States Forest Service
University of Utah
University of Utah Biology Department
University of Utah Geology Department
University of Utah-Department of Parks and Recreation
Utah Department of Environmental Quality
Utah Department of Natural Resources
Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands
Utah Division of Water Quality
Utah Division of Water Resources
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
Utah Geological Survey
Utah State University Biology Department
Western Waters Assessment
WP Natural Resource Consulting, LLC
Brendle, Primary Consultant
University of Utah DIGIT Lab, Sub-Consultant
Wild Utah Project, Sub-Consultant
Colorado State University Natural Heritage Program, Sub-Consultant