November 15, 2010
Utah Group Sues Over River Access
By Tim Romano
Fellow fly fishing photographer Bryan Gregson fired me an email this past Saturday confirming that the Utah Stream Access Coalition, of which he is part, filed a lawsuit last Friday challenging a law passed eight months ago that restricts the public's access to Utah's waterways.
The group's mission is to "promote and assist in all aspects of restoring and preserving public access to Utah’s public waters and stream-beds. The primary goals of the Coalition are:
1) To restore and enforce the right of the public to access public waters as recognized and protected by the Utah Constitution, the Public Trust doctrine, and long-standing Utah Supreme Court jurisprudence; and
2) To seek recognition of the public ownership of the beds of navigable waterways in the State of Utah."
For more information here's an in-depth article in Saturday's Salt Lake City Tribune.
Curious if any Fly Talk readers live in UT and have been impacted one way or another with this recently passed law? --Tim Romano