BYU Cougars in Congress seek to preserve Y on mountain

by | Apr. 26, 2012

News from Utah

A handful of BYU alumni in Congress want to make sure the large block Y on the mountainside east of their alma mater and the trails that access it are preserved and protected for years to come.

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, on Tuesday introduced the Y Mountain Access Enhancement Act, which would direct the U.S. Department of Agriculture to sell 80 acres of Forest Service land on Y Mountain to BYU.

BYU already owns and maintains the trailhead and a portion of the trail, Chaffetz said. Selling surrounding property to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints-owned university makes sense, he said.

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