One Wasatch, the massive plan to turn the central Wasatch mountains into one of the world’s largest playgrounds, may not happen at all now.“One Wasatch” is being opposed by environmental groups and backcountry enthusiasts who are pushing back against further development.
A group of local governments, ski resorts and environmentalists, known as Mountain Accord is drawing up a sort-of “master plan” for the central Wasatch mountains. It deals with transportation, recreation, development, economy and watershed. This new blueprint should be released to the public sometime today.
“We are basically preserving most of the backcountry terrain as it is today,” said Laynee Jones, Mountain Accord’s planning manager. “There are some minor areas that may change.”