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THE WASATCH

FRONT GREEN
INFRASTRUCTURE
PLAN
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Viewed as a
region, the
Wasatch Front is
a dense matrix of
human and natural
landscapes.
The Wasatch Front is now at an
important juncture in planning
for future growth and resource
management. (re)connect: The Wasatch
Front Green Infrastructure Plan is a
means to restore this long-standing
relationship - to reconnect the Wasatch
Front communities to the landscape -
and to ensure the welfare of our natural
and social systems.
Much like grey
infrastructure,
the Wasatch

Front s future
will require green
infrastructure.
Both are essential to
the foundations of
our communities,
and both need to
be planned and
supported in an
integrated way.
The idea behind a green infrastructure
strategy in the Wasatch Front is to
develop a systematic process for
making decisions about land use
planning. These decisions are grounded
in an understanding about the
essential role that green infrastructure
plays in our quality of life, the region's
economic vitality, and our health and
prosperity.
The many distinct resource networks that
intermix and connect our communities
are the foundation for (re)connect: The
Wasatch Front Green Infrastructure Plan.
These networks perform a wide range
of functions and deliver many services.
Broadening green infrastructure in the
Wasatch Front, a process which requires
planning, design, management and
implementation, provides an opportunity
to accomplish many of (re)connect’s
environmental, social and economic goals.
THE WASATCH FRONT
GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PLAN