Thursday, May 20, 2010

Utah Waterways Task Force

The Utah Waterways Task Force has set its first meeting for June 24, 2010 at 10:00 am at the Department of Natural Resources building (1594 West North Temple, Salt Lake City). The meeting notice can be viewed here.

Senator Dennis Stowell, the sponsor of the bill that established the Task Force, explained the purpose of the Task Force as follows:

"This task force will be made up of 12 legislators that will study . . . areas of the state which have conflicts between fishermen and landowners. The task force will hold public hearings to allow the landowners and fishermen testify about the conflicts in these areas. This process will help the legislature better understand how the problem may be solved. The task force will also address funding issues in regards to expanding the DWR Walk-in Access program, funding to permanently purchase access rights from landowners, and establishment of cooperative fishing management units (CFMU’S)."
(Click here for source of quote.)

The Task Force is made up of the following six representatives and six senators:
Rep. Melvin R. Brown (Co-Chair)
Sen. Dennis E. Stowell (Co-Chair)
Sen. Curtis S. Bramble
Sen. Margaret Dayton
Rep. Jack R. Draxler
Rep. Ben C. Ferry
Rep. James R. Gowans
Rep. Lynn N. Hemingway
Sen. Peter C. Knudson
Sen. Benjamin M. McAdams
Rep. Kay L. McIff
Sen. Karen W. Morgan

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