The Jordan River Commission is working with its members governments to help implement a long-range vision for the Jordan River that includes preserved and restored open space, expanded recreational access, community building that embraces the river as an amenity, and minimizes any adverse impacts of development on the river corridor, and protects water quality, aesthetics, and the ecology and hydrology of the river corridor. Given the many stakeholder voices along the river corridor, facilitating the implementation of these wide-ranging recommendations often requires a balancing act.
The Commission is a capacity-building organization. In this role, we work to increase and improve our member agencies’ ability to implement the recommendations of the Blueprint Jordan River, to raise public awareness of the Jordan River corridor and the opportunities available to enhance it, and to help promote coordination and communication among Jordan River stakeholders. The Commission has no regulatory authority for the Jordan River corridor. Planning and regulation of development within the river corridor all fall under the authority and responsibilities of the cities and counties that border the river.