Issue No.  71
January 5, 2016

Without a doubt, 2015 was USAC's biggest year to date. We met and exceeded our fundraising goals. We received our first grant. We garnered the most media attention that we've ever had. We expanded our membership by over 20%. We helped empower our fellow anglers and boaters in New Mexico to oppose their new stream access law. We spent 10 days in trial for two different lawsuits, and prevailed in both cases. The "one-mile-stretch" of the Upper Weber was determined navigable, and HB141 was declared unconstitutional. The rights of the public to recreate on Utah's rivers and streams was restored. What a year!

We couldn't have reached this point without the numerous people who have contributed their time, efforts, passion, and hard earned money towards this cause. From our pro bono counsel, to the historians and volunteer map-makers, to those manning USAC booths at fundraising events, or contributing $10 from each paycheck, we thank all of you for making this past year such a success. W e are grassroots, and we are stopping the movement to privatize our public resource in its tracks.

So, what does 2016 have in store for us? The 2016 legislative session is only 3 weeks away. It is unclear at this point whether the issue of stream access will be addressed this session, and if years past are any indication it may be put aside until the Utah Supreme Court has their say. However, we still need you to be ready to mobilize, for better or for worse, should something happen in the legislature. 

That starts right now, by contacting your Representative and Senator. Tell them that you support the public's right to use the public's resource. Tell them that you support enforcement of existing laws to protect against littering, trespass, and vandalism.

Look up your legislators here:

We also will be at a number of fly fishing film screenings in Utah, Salt Lake, and Summit County throughout the winter and spring. Interested in hosting an event or film festival in your area to support USAC? Let us know! Contact Jarrod Kear ( [email protected], 801-949-9302) for more info.

Thanks for helping make 2015 a banner year for stream access. Let's carry this momentum into 2016!

Board of Directors
Utah Steam Access Coalition
About Us

The Mission of the Utah Stream Access Coalition is to promote and assist in all aspects of restoring and preserving public access to, and lawful use of, Utah's public waters and streambeds.


The USAC is an all-volunteer, 501(c)4 nonprofit corporation, and while your donations are appreciated, they are NOT tax-deductible.


Every penny goes towards restoring stream access. 

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Utah Stream Access Coalition

P.O. Box 91154

Salt Lake City, UT 84109


2015 - A banner year for Stream Access!

Come join us for the 2016 F3T show at the Depot on February 18. Discount tickets available at Western Rivers Flyfisher and Fishwest. Get your tickets early as this event always sells out!
Upcoming Events

January 25-March 10: 2016 Legislative Session
February 18: F3T @ The Depot
March 3: IF4 Provo (details TBA)
March:  F3T Park City (details TBA)
April: IF4 SLC (details TBA)

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