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. Ward Canyon Forest Service road, in Davis County is open from Buckland Flat to the intersection with Sklyline Drive & Sessions Mountain road where gates remain close. The entire South Willow Canyon road as well as all campgrounds and the picnic will be closed to all uses as of June 1, 2015 until further notice. The closure is necessary for public saftey while the Forest road crew and heavy equipment are removng rock debris and surface treating the road.
Pleasant Grove Ranger District - (801) 785-3563 Silver Lake Dam Rehabilitation 2015Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update Updated May 22, 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.
Ogden Ranger District- (801) 625-5112 Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update Updated May 20, 2015 Highway 39 over Monte Cristo is open. Alpha Company, 405th CA BN will be conducting an aerial/ground training mission in the vicinity of South Canyon Road from May 29 through May 30. This is just a training mission intended to improve their readiness to conduct overseas missions. This is not in response to any local threat. There will be several UH – 60 Black Hawk helicopters landing and taking off during the exercise. Additionally, there will be several Up Armored HMMWVs moving throughout the area and around 30 military personnel and role players in both military and civilian dress. They will be firing blank ammunition throughout the day and night of May 29-30. No live ammunition will be fired. If you are on South Canyon Road during this time, please be aware of your surroundings before firing any weapons. Volunteer Projects on the Ogden and Logan Ranger Districts
Heber-Kamas Ranger District: Fire personnel will not be burning slash piles, to reduce hazardous fuels tomorrow Thursday, May 28th, in the Mill Hollow area on the Heber/Kamas Ranger District. Weather permitting the plan is to burn slash piles on Friday, May 29th - Wednesday, June 3rd. Evanston/Mt. View Ranger Districts: Evanston - Mt. View Ranger Districts fire personnel successfully completed burning the remaining slash piles, to reduce hazardous fuels in the Mill City area, approximately 35 miles south of Evanston, Wyoming on Tuesday, May 26th and Wednesday, May 27th.
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.