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:
mining; land use; livestock and grazing; irrigation; agriculture; fire management; noxious weeds; forest management; water rights; ditches and canals; water quality and hydrology; flood plains and river terraces; wetlands; riparian areas; predator control; wildlife; fisheries; recreation and tourism; energy resources; mineral resources; cultural, historical, geological, and paleontological resources; wilderness; wild and scenic rivers; threatened, endangered, and sensitive species; land access; law enforcement; economic considerations; and air.

Summit County has partnered with the Mountainland Association of Governments, Wasatch County, and Utah County to hire Bio-West, a leading environmental  consulting firm, to collect data relating to the required topics.

Timeline



  • Now-October 2016: Data collection and reporting by consultant.
  • October 2016-March 2017: Preparation of Resource Management Plan to be presented to planning commissions.
  • March 2017-April 2017: Planning commission public hearings on draft Resource Management Plan.
  • April 30, 2017: Last day for planning commissions to forward recommendation of Resource Management Plan to Summit County Council.
  • May 2017-July 2017: Summit County Council consideration of Resource Management Plan, including public hearings on final draft of plan.
  • August 1, 2017: Last day to submit adopted Summit County Resource Management Plan to State of Utah.

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