Managing and preserving the delicate environment of the Central Wasatch is a key focus of Central Wasatch Commission. The Accord set out to find consensus on critical new programs that will monitor and help reduce the impacts of growth, use, development, and climate change.
During the Accord process, stakeholders developed the concept of an Environmental Dashboard. The Dashboard is a tool for decision makers to track the Central Wasatch’s environmental health and evaluate impacts in future planning discussions. We are creating a tool to ensure that the health of the Central Wasatch’s natural landscape is fully considered now and far into the future.
It is the intention of the CWC that the Dashboard be a legacy project to be used to measure and quantify the state of the target at a given time and will be updated on a regular basis. It is scientifically based, data rich, and technically credible.
The Dashboard compiles data currently collected throughout the Central Wasatch Mountains designed to provide a picture of the complete health of the mountain range, as well as a mechanism for measuring the health moving forward. The Dashboard will include an online connection for people interested in tracking the progress of the key indicators.