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Wasatch Canyons Master Plan

Open Houses

Countinuing the Public Dialogue

On March 23rd and 24th, Envision Utah held the third and final round of public meetings for the Wasatch Canyons Tomorrow process, the first step in updating Salt Lake County’s master plan for the Wasatch Canyons.

All open houses were from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, March 23rd

  • West High School - Commons Area
    241 North 300 West, Salt Lake City
  • Canyons School District Office - Auditorium
    9150 S 500 W, Sandy City

Wednesday, March 24th

  • Skyline High School - Cafeteria
    3251 E 3760 S, Salt Lake City
  • Sandy City Hall - 2nd Flr Multipurpose Room
    10000 Centennial Parkway, Sandy

Participants at the open houses reviewed and commented on a range of policy strategies dealing with watersheds, recreation, transportation and development in the Wasatch Canyons.  The policies reflect more than 10,000 comments received during the previous two rounds of public involvement in May and November, 2009. 

The State of Utah, Salt Lake County, and Salt Lake City are sponsoring this public process.  The U.S. Forest Service is a supportive partner, supplying technical expertise, and Envision Utah is serving as project facilitator.   A Steering Committee composed of diverse stakeholders and community leaders is guiding the project.

The Wasatch Mountains and canyons are central to the quality of life we enjoy.  Their watersheds provide more than 50% of the drinking water for over 500,000 Salt Lake County residents, they create unequalled recreational opportunities, and they attract tourism to the state.  Our region’s future is tied to the future of the canyons.  The workshops have provided the best opportunity in decades for citizens to help define what our mountain canyons should be like in 20 years and which strategies will best help us get there.


Thanks to everyone who attended the workshops!

 First-Round Workshop Results


Big Cottonwood Canyon - Photographer: Eric Schramm - Image courtesy of SLCVB