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Campground/Picnic Area, Trail and Road Conditions
Salt Lake Ranger District - (801) 733-2660 Campground/Picnic Areas/Road/Trails Update
Updated May 22, 2015, Farmington Canyon road has been temporarly closed as of May 17th due to rock debris. The road will be closed until further notice to provide for public health and safety the area has potential for continued rock debris activity due to the weather and while heavy equipment is in the area working. Mill Creek Canyon road and area will be closed to all uses June 15, 2015-June 30, 2015 for public saftey while crews are replacing culverts. South Willow Canyon road as well as all campgrounds and the picnic area will be closed to all uses for public safety while the Forest road crew and heavy equipment are removng rock debris and surface treating the road as of June 1, 2015 until further notice.
Pleasant Grove Ranger District - (801) 785-3563 Silver Lake Dam Rehabilitation 2015Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update Updated May 29, 2015 The Alpine Loop is open. With all of the recent rain, the trails on the Pleasant Grove and Spanish Fork Ranger Districts are completely saturated. While only certain trails in American Fork Canyon are under a wet trail closure, all trailsshould be avoided. We are asking even hikers/runners to avoid using trails that are this saturated. Hiking and running can cause long term damage to the trails either to the trail tread or by creating parallel routes along the trail tread in an effort to avoid the muddy tread. We are hoping for some warmer weather this weekend to start drying things out. Please help us protect your trails by waiting to ride, run, bike until they are dry.
Logan Ranger District - (435) 755-3620 Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update Updated June 2, 2015 The following roads have been opened as of June 1st High Creek Canyon (FR 048) – above 2nd gate (campground); Green Canyon (FR 050) – above 2nd gate; Cowley Canyon / Herd Hollow (FR 047); Temple Fork (FR 007) – almost to Mud Flat (first 4 miles); West Hodges / Forestry Camp (FR 174); Pole Hollow / Mahogany (FR 150/254)
The Secure Rural Schools legislation was not authorized and funded. Without SRS the law reverts to the 1908 shared receipts formula. The payments under the 1908 law are a small percentage of the SRS payment and all the funding is for roads and schools. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee is authorized through 2016, but will be in inactive status, until SRS is reauthorized. Individuals are being sought to represent a variety of interests on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC).
The American pika is a low-profile mammal that lives at high altitudes. Related to rabbits and hares, these small, big-eyed creatures spend much of the summer preparing for a harsh winter high above the timberline. Starting in mid-September, a DWR biologist will visit an established pika area above Brighton ski resort to check on population growth.