Tuesday, January 28 2014, 05:50 PM MST
Group Forms to Discuss Future of Utah's Mountains and Canyons
(KUTV) A group has formed to figure out the future of Salt Lake Valley’s mountains and canyons.
The Mountain Accord group is aiming to bring forest areas, ski resorts, and recreational areas together to make decisions about the canyons and what their future should hold.
Mountain Accord is made up of more than 20 public and private organizations. They say their goal is to be able to look back in 100 years and see preservation of the canyons. To do that, Mountain Accord says, all interests need to have a say.
They say wilderness, ski resorts, and state needs for tax base and local economy all need to be addressed. The accord will tackle some of the critical issues facing the Wasatch mountains and it’s canyons. Transportation, recreation, the economy, and the environment all sit at the top of the list.
The group wants the public’s help to form some of these plans and will hold two public meetings in the next week – one in Park City and one in Salt Lake City.
Feb 4, 2014
Park City High School
1750 Kearns Blvd, Park City
Feb 5, 2014
Skyline High School
3251 East 3760 South, Salt Lake City
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