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Curtis Applauds Unanimous Pass for Construction of Bonneville Coastal Trail at Natural Resources Committee

washington d.c. –Today, Rep. John Curtis (UT-03) applauded the unanimous bipartisan passage of the Bonneville Coastal Path Advancement Act through the House Natural Resources Committee.

“I am pleased to see a bipartisan group of my colleagues unanimously supporting the construction of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail,” said Rep. Curtis. “This bill strikes the right balance between appropriate recreation and conservation, and I look forward to supporting the completion of this extremely unique 280-mile trail.”

The Bonneville Shoreline Trail (BST) is a popular trail in Utah that will eventually span 280 miles. However, small segments of wilderness have prohibited biking on parts of the trail, preventing the full-view multi-use trail connecting dozens of Utah communities.

the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Advancement AcIt was first introduced by Rep. Curtis and Senator Romney in their respective chambers in March 2021.

ON THE BACKGROUND :

the Bonneville Shoreline Trail Advancement Acyou:

  • Unleashes 326 acres of wilderness spread across more than 20 small locations, to accommodate advancing BST in Salt Lake County and Utah County, two high-demand population centers for additional recreational opportunities .
  • Fixes a wilderness boundary issue in Birch Canyon to ensure the trail parallel to the road can be fully utilized as a multi-use trail.
  • Designates 326 acres of wilderness to preserve land formerly held by the Boy Scouts of America at Mill Creek Canyon which fully offsets any release of wilderness to accommodate the BST.

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