The public is weighing the future of Bridal Veil Falls

PROVO, Utah – Public contributions are being collected on the future of Bridal Veil Falls.

Last December, the Utah County Commission approved a conservation easement preventing any commercial or private development in the area.

Read – Utah County Commissioners Vote to Protect Bridal Veil Falls from Private Development

“People need to know that the battle is not just won and over,” said Kaye Nelson, a member of Conserve Utah Valley. “What is the next step?”

The Utah state legislature has since asked Utah State Parks to investigate what can be done about Bridal Veil Falls.

An open day was held at the Provo Recreation Center on Wednesday, where those interested were asked a series of questions about the future of the region.

People were asked to choose one of four options – convert the area into a State Park, State Monument, State Recreation Area, or leave it alone.

“Should there be more trails? Should there be more freedom? If there is less access, it can be saved and people can view it from a distance, ”said Kathy Wheadon of the CRSA design office.

CRSA collects data from the public that is submitted to Utah state parks and lawmakers.

The public’s desires will play a role in the development of Bridal Veil Falls. A decision that could have an impact for years.

“It’s such an iconic treasure,” said Nelson. “I want to make sure that the natural beauty is retained over the years.”

Anyone who missed the open house on Wednesday can prove their contribution in this online survey.

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