Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Landscape Architecture (MLA)


Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning


Michael Timmons


This study fills a need for documentation of the issues and concerns related to planning recreational trails along irrigation canal rights-of-way through interviews with canal company officials and research of related literature. While this study provides valuable information for recreation planners and cities involved in the planning and development of these canal trails within northern Utah, it also has a universal application that will aid anyone interested in taking on the often complex task of developing a canal trail.

The report will be reformatted and summarized in a smaller publication for the purpose of informing and educating planners. The report does not attempt to address the validity of the many issues and concerns, but rather, attempts to increase awareness of their legitimacy and existence.