One of the most important public documents for management of the Wasatch Mountains has been the Wasatch Canyons Master Plan. Being a region of complex and often disputed land ownership regimes, Master Planning processes are important and they are shaped first and foremost by public input. Secondarily, they are shaped by politics.
Right now we are at the point where we need you to wax poetic about what you value about the Wasatch. Do you think of the Wasatch as one massively amazing place that should be managed for its wild characteristics? Is this place a recreational Mecca that is lacking in recreation infrastructure? It’s it a blank canvass for developers to erect new temples upon, replacing the natural temples of rock and ice, of aspen and lupine, of eagle and elk, with man made monoliths of brick and mortar, asphalt and tar, coaster and zip lines. It’s your decision, and shouldn’t be a hard one. Help guide the future of our canyons!
As a child, my guitar teacher told me that in order to get something right, you needed to do it at least 83 times. By our count, we’ve only asked you to take a survey on the Wasatch about 50 times in the past 2 years, and elected officials need more encouragement your fingers might to play every note to Bob Dylan’s “Don’t think twice, it’s all right.”
So, Don’t think twice… take the survey here! (clearly you did if you got this far)