County Resource Management Plan

Background



In 2015, the Utah Legislature passed H.B. 323 which requires Summit County to develop a County-wide Resource Management Plan. H.B. 323 was amended by H.B. 219 during the 2016 legislative session. The legislation requires that Summit County address how we will manage resources on public land in regards to the following 28 topics:
 
  • Water Quality & Hydrology
  • Flood Plains & River Terraces
  • Wild & Scenic Rivers
  • Riparian Areas
  • Wetlands
  • Water Rights
  • Ditches & Canals
  • Air Quality
  • Fisheries
  • Wildlife
  • Wilderness
  • Fire Management
  • Forest Management
  • Threatened/ Endangered & Sensitive Species
  • Cultural, Historical, Geological, Paleontological
  • Agricultural Resources
  • Irrigation
  • Livestock & Grazing
  • Noxious Weeds
  • Predator Control
  • Recreation & Tourism
  • Economic Considerations
  • Energy Resources
  • Mineral Resources
  • Mining
  • Land Access
  • Law Enforcement
  • Land Use

In the data gathering phase, Summit County partnered with the Mountainland Association of Governments, Wasatch County, and Utah County to hire Bio-West to collect data relating to the required topics. The data collected during this effort is available here.

Summit County has since hired Logan Simpson to lead the public involvement and plan writing phase to finalize the Summit County Resource Management Plan effort.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first round of public input! Please check back soon for information about the Draft Plan Public Event Series.
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