An analysis of the State of County comprehensive planning in Utah

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Publication Type report
School or College College of Architecture & Planning
Department Department of City & Metropolitan Planning
Project type MCMP Professional Project
Author Scarff, Ashley
Instructor Danya Rumore
Title An analysis of the State of County comprehensive planning in Utah
Date 2015
Description In Utah, it is no secret that there exists a large disconnect between stakeholders at the local, county, state, and federal levels in how our federal public lands should be managed. Activities that occur on these huge swaths of land have a direct impact on the well-being of adjacent communities, and the significant federal presence in Utah has historically led to conflict over things like the designation of wilderness areas and endangered species, oil, gas, coal, and uranium development, and grazing rights, to name just a few. At the root of the problem, state legislators cannot agree on how to most effectively gain more local influence over the management of federal lands, and are currently carrying out two very different approaches in an attempt to do so. The first involves suing the federal government for ownership rights of about 30 million federal surface acres in Utah, and the second implements a mandate that counties prepare resource management plans for use during Congressionally-provided opportunities to coordinate with federal land management agencies. This report analyzes the extent to which Utah counties are already utilizing the latter approach and participating in collaborative planning processes with federal land managers, as well as the extent to which the new mandate is set up to better facilitate those types of interactions.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Utah; Public lands
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Ashley Scarff
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6kq2mc5
Setname ir_cmp
Date Created 2019-08-09
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 1439310
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