I'm looking through all that for any good reason - or even a lame one - why Skilink is a good idea. I'm just not finding it, only CTKook going off the rails ranting about, of all things, mountain bike parks. Unless, wait, do you think knowledge about mountain bike parks is required to understand the benefits of Skilink?
It seems SkiLink opponents are not overly troubled by lack of accuracy. Your concern for the plight of Lahontan cutthroat trout, which are resident in NV, quite a drive away from the Wasatch, and JoeUT's whiffing away at the Canyons bike park, seem rather typical.
On a positive note, even in NV, while certainly efforts to restore them to their full former range are important, Lahontan cuts have an important sport fishery in the state. Both in lakes and streams there, they're doing fine, even if they need to be restored to more areas. In this thread, there's been a lot of yelling by people who don't like a business wanting to undertake a small infrastructure addition, with a lot of the yelling way way offbase. It seems the point isn't to be accurate, the point is to yell.
Don't believe the hype.