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Little Cottonwood Canyon: Start Here

Research guide for history and planning in Utah's Wasatch Mountains

Research Strategy

  • History of mining, skiing and other land use is the background to current canyon conditions. 
  • Central Wasatch Commission is an intergovernmental agency formed to coordinate planning for the Wasatch Mountains.
  • Public Land in the Wasatch Mountains is mostly managed by the USDA Forest Service.
  • Little Cottonwood Creek is in a protected Watershed managed by Salt Lake County.
  • The Ski Industry is a major stakeholder in LCC. . 
  • Transportation in LCC is managed by the Utah Dept. of Transportation (UDOT); Bus service is provided by the Utah Transit Authority (UTA).
  • Research & Reporting can be found in Utah news media and scholarly journals. 
  • If you can't find what you need, Ask a Librarian.

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