July 31, 2003, Salt Lake Tribune article,
Deseret News also published an article, on August 1, 2003, in which city
officials express concern over hiking trails becoming highways under
RS 2477 could threaten the city's drinking water supply.
Read an August 9, 2003 Salt Lake Tribune editorial
concern about the secretive nature of Utah's right-of-way deals that
could put highways through Salt Lake City's watershed.
The Forest Service and Salt Lake City want to limit access to the
Cardiff Fork Road to protect water quality. Opponents may use RS 2477
to bulldoze those concerns.
Read an October 29, 2003 Salt Lake Tribune article.
A county official has said that Salt Lake County will claim a road in
a canyon important to Salt Lake City's water supply.
Read a November 11, 2003 story from the Salt Lake Tribune.
Local conservationist calls for Utah to end its secretive practices on
public roads in this
Salt Lake Tribune opinion piece of November 16, 2003. The Salt
Lake Weekly published a related article on December 11, 2003.
Contact the Mayor of Salt Lake and ask her to protect wilderness
and watersheds from bogus RS 2477 claims.
Facing increasing opposition from Salt Lake City and conservationists,
Salt Lake County has abandoned (at least temporarily) controversial
highway claims to trails inside a key city watershed.
Read the December 31, 2003, Salt Lake Tribune article. And a
follow up Tribune article from January 7, 2004.