The CWNCRA and Our Watershed

March 2019

The CWNCRA will protect key lands in the Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon headwaters from additional development pressures, which will help keep the watershed clean. Recreational activity and other land uses within the watershed can lead to sediment loading and overall water quality degradation while impacting the wilderness qualities and compromising ecosystem health. The CWNCRA will create a new Wilderness and Special Management area, and authorize land exchanges that will place increased protections on the delicate watershed that half a million people in the Salt Lake valley rely on.


Below, you’ll find a letter from Laura Briefer, Director of Salt Lake City Public Utilities, who is responsible for the direction of the protection and management of the Salt Lake valley watershed.


Read the letter on the watershed benefits of the Central Wasatch National Conservation Recreation Area Act

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