The deep sandstone canyons, mountaintops, meadows, lakes, and streams of the Manti-La Sal National Forest create a diverse landscape. From the Abajos and La Sals in southeastern Utah to the Wasatch Plateau and Sanpitch mountains hundreds of miles away in central Utah, the Forest is a welcome retreat.
Public Comment Period Closed for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact State
On Wednesday, January 29, the 90-day comment period for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement closed.
The Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will be analyzing the substantive comments received, revising the draft environmental impact statement, and publishing a final environmental impact statement, which will include a Response to Comment report. A Notice of Availability for the Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the fall of 2014.
Public involvement is an essential and required part of the planning process. We appreciate your participation, which will help both agencies to accomplish what they are proposing.
The Seeley Fire was contained on July 18, 2012 but the area remains unstable and dangerous. The burned area (see map) is under a new closure order that allows limited access to the area for recreation. State Route 31 through Huntington Canyon is is subject to flash floods with massive debris flows coming from side canyons. Motorists have been stranded between flows. To protect yourself, be weather aware. Do not enter the canyon when rain is forecast, or if you see thunderclouds in the area. DO NOT STOP when driving on SR-31. DO NOT try to drive through a flash flood. More Safety Instructions. Click the title above to learn about BAER findings and post-fire information.
Think of the Manti-La Sal as a group of far-flung islands of forest that are scattered from central Utah to southeastern Utah and western Colorado. The Sanpitch Mountains and the Wasatch Plateau are closest to the urban areas of the Wasatch Front. Far to the southeast are two other islands of Forest, the La Sal mountains, and the Abajo/Elk Ridge mountains.