• Petitioned US Congress

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Stop the sale of Forest Service land to ski area developers

    1. Mark Albrecht
    2. Petition by

      Mark Albrecht

      Draper, UT

Utah's congressional delegation has proposed the sale of Forest Service land to Canada-based Talisker corporation in order for them to build a tram connecting two ski areas. The land sale is an attempt to make an end run around the public approval process (NEPA) that is typically required when ski areas expand their operating areas into Forest Service land. The proposed tram would bisect public land, disrupting primitive backcountry area. The area surrounding the tram, while not in-bounds to the ski area, would effectively become such, as skiers could ski in that terrain and then ride the lift back to the resort. 94% of the public surveyed is opposed to ski resort expansion in Utah's Wasatch mountains. Selling public land to private developers would circumvent the normal environmental impact reviews and is in direct contradiction with the desires of the majority of backcountry users and the public at large.

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    • Robert Lindsley SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Ski Link will only increase traffic in Big Cottonwood Canyon. Residents living south of its entrance will drive up and use the tram rather than driving all the way around to Park City. Once the link is there, the pristine back country skiing near Guardsman Pass and north will be overrun.

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      • almost 2 years ago

      The natural resources (like land) of our country should not be for sale, especially to people from foreign countries.

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    • Ben Brutsch LINDON, UT
      • almost 2 years ago

      Because wild places lost are never found again.

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    • Clark Jensen SALT LAKE CITY, UT
      • about 2 years ago

      Selling of public resources to a private company is wrong. There will be no job creation, no cleaner air if the sale of public land to a private company is allowed.

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    • Shawn Bethune DARLINGS ISLAND, CANADA
      • about 2 years ago

      I travel annually to ski. Utah will not be included in my destinations if resorts continue to expand into surrounding public land. No matter how big they get it will still all be tracked by 11am and the massive outlay (was going to call it an investment but it is not) will not result in increased skier visits. Pure greed for bragging rights of terrain at the expense of the destruction of beautiful pulbic land.

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