Salt Lake Tribune: Paying for Public Access the Best Solution

November 29, 2010 By: Marshall Cutchin

The editors of the Salt Lake Tribune weigh in on the recent controversy that has spawned lawsuits and legislation over the public’s right to stream access in Utah.
“It is impossible to predict how the court challenge to the new law, the Public Waters Access Act, will turn out or how long it might take. Meanwhile, paying willing property owners for public access would be an excellent way to proceed.”
The editors also note an unpublicized part of the Public Waters Access Act which says that public recreational access is established if the public has used it for 10 consecutive years since Sept. 22, 1982.