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
Ditches & Canals
Threatened/ Endangered & Sensitive Species
Cultural, Historical, Geological, Paleontological
Livestock & Grazing
Recreation & Tourism
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.