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Little Cottonwood Canyon: Central Wasatch Commission

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

Central Wasatch Commission

Wasatch Wilderness & Watershed Protection Act

A previous Wasatch Wilderness and Watershed Protection Act was introduced in Congress but never passed.  

Central Wasatch National Conservation & Recreation Area (CWNCR)

CWNCR is proposed  legislation to designate a conservation area for federal public lands in the Wasatch Mountains.  For this to take effect, the U.S. Congress would need to pass it into law. 


Look at lists of stakeholders, sponsors and partners to find out what government and non-government organizations are involved. Who cares? and why? 


O'Donoghugh, Amy Joi, "No More Status Quo for Wasatch Canyons?" Deseret News (September 18, 2019).

O'Donoghugh, Amy Joi, "Legislation Unveiled for Wasatch Canyons," Deseret News (August 24, 2019). 

Wilkinson, Jay. "The new competing uses: balancing recreation with preservation in Utah's Wasatch mountains." J. Land Resources & Envtl. L. 24 (2004): 561.

Zajchowski, Chris AB, and Matthew TJ Brownlee. "Combining environmental values with perceptions of infrastructure development─ The Management Options Matrix." Journal of Outdoor Recreation and Tourism 23 (2018): 44-50.



Stakeholders may issue reports on canyon planning.

Public Land Recreation

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