Bill would add about 26,000 acres to wilderness protected areas just east of Salt Lake City-
A pretty fair portion of the rugged divides between the major Wasatch Mountain canyons at Salt Lake City are already protected as Wilderness. Rep. Matheson proposes to add to the Mount Olympus, Twin Peaks and Lone Peak wilderness and establish a new Wilderness near between Parley’s and Mill Creek Canyon — Wayne Owens Grandeur Peak-Mount Aire Wilderness.
Utah has poor senators on Wilderness issues, making Senate passage a problem. In addition Senator Bennett is being challenged by a far rightist who doesn’t seem to believe there should be public lands.
[Representative] Matheson to introduce wilderness legislation. By Patty Henetz. The Salt Lake Tribune
Personally, I always loved hiking the rugged Wasatch and like seeing them conserved from development.