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Celebration of our wildflowers at Brighton, Solitude, Alta, Snowbird. http://cottonwoodcanyons.org/events/wasatch-wildflower-festival/ 

Pleasant Grove Ranger District:
Y Fire
  July 24, 2014 Update
South Fork Fire  July 24th Update 

Spanish Fork Ranger District:
Black Fire 
July 24, 2014 Update

Indian Fire/located east of Ogden, Utah
July 20, 2014 Update  July 20, 2014 PM Update 
July 21, 2014 PM Update    July 23, 2014 Final Update

Photo taken by Kim Osborn 7/21/14 showing crew putting out hot spot (mopping up)
Photo taken July 21st of crew putting out hot spots on the Indian Fire east of Ogden Utah



The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is proposing changes to two large recreation fee areas with standard amenities, American Fork Canyon and Mirror Lake Scenic Byway

Requesting public comments to proposed administrative change to Management Indicator Species monitoring

Please remember before you leave the Forest that your campfire is completely out and is cold before leaving. View our campfire video

Uinta Express Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement

Individuals are being sought to represent a variety of interests on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC).
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee.
Please submit Title II Project Proposal Forms to uwc_info@fs.fed.us

 Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Prescribed Fire Info 

  OutReach Notices -The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache is outreaching to fill a Permanent Full-Time (PFT) Range Specialist, GS 0454-11 position for the Ogden and Logan Ranger Districts Outreach Notice 

Seasonal / Temporary Employment

Campground/Picnic Area, Trail and Road Conditions

Salt Lake Ranger Distric- (801) 733-2660
Campground/Picnic Areas/Road/Trails Update  Updated July 3, 2014  There will be ½ marathon August 23 in Little Cottonwood Canyon from Alta to Sandy.  Little Cottonwood Canyon will be closed that morning from 0600 to 0830.  

Pleasant Grove Ranger District - (801) 785-3563 
Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update   Updated July 15, 2014
Heber-Kamas Ranger District - (435) 654-0470 or (435) 783-4338
Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update  Updated July 3, 2014
Evanston-Mountain View Ranger District - (307) 789-3194 or (307) 782-6555 
Evanston Recreation Update Updated July 18, 2014
Mt.View Recreation Update Updated June 27, 2014
Ogden Ranger District- (801) 625-5112 
Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update  Updated July 15, 2014 
Volunteer Projects on the Ogden and Logan Ranger Districts 
 Questar pipeline replacemnt project in Weber Canyon has begun. Interstate 84 eastbound will be down to one lane everyday from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. except on Saturdays. The project is expected to be completed by November 1, 2014.      

Logan Ranger District - (435) 755-3620 
Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update  Updated July 24, 2014

Spanish Fork Ranger District - (801) 798-3571
Campgrounds/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Updates Updated June 6, 2014.

2014 Rainbow Family Gathering

 Latest News on the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Effort 

Cover page for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Environment Impact Statement

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Bonneville Shoreline Trail North

The Ogden Ranger District proposes to construct approximately five miles of non-motorized trail along the bench above North Ogden City as a continuation of the Bonneville Shoreline Trail.

Pelican Beach Parking Expansion

The Ogden Ranger District proposes to expand the parking area at Pelican Beach on the east side of Pineview Reservoir. The proposed expansion is in response to an increase in recreation demand for the Pelican Beach area.

Snowbasin Resort Water Impoundment

The Ogden Ranger District proposes to authorize improvements to a natural sink pond to hold an additional 20 acre-feet of water for snowmaking capability at Snowbasin Ski Resort.

Under Analysis

Alta Ski Area Avalanche Mitigation Permit

Alta Ski Area has requested a new special use permit to mitigate the avalanche potential on NFS lands outside of its permitted ski area boundary that affect the permitted Ski Resort. Alta has traditionally conducted avalanche mitigation in these area

Alta Ski Area Fiber Optic/DAS Communication Use Lease

Alta is proposing to install and operate (under a communications use lease) a Distributed Antenna System (DAS) comprised of seven cellular nodes and accompanying fiber optic cable within its permitted boundary.

Box Elder Canyon Fiber Optics Project

Syringa Networks has applied for a permit for a fiber optic cable on approx. one mile of FS land along Highway 89/91 through Box Elder Canyon. Cable would be installed underground along the shoulder of the road on the north side of the highway.

Cox Apiary Permit Reissuance

The Forest Service proposes to reissue a special use permit to allow apiaries at various locations on the Logan and Ogden ranger districts.

Energy Gateway South 500 kV Powerline (EGS)

This proposed 500 kV transmission line is designed to deliver power to Rocky Mountain Power utility costumers in Utah and the intermountain west. Generation sources are located in central Wyoming.

Grit Mill and Climbing Access Management Plan.

The Salt Lake Ranger district is proposing, as part of the Wasatch Water Legacy Partneship, to develop a climbing access manangement plan, including a trailhead, at the site of the Grit Mill in lower Little Cottonwood Canyon.

High Uintas Wilderness Domestic Sheep Analysis Project

This project will evaluate the effects of continued domestic sheep grazing in the High Uintas Wilderness (HUW). There are 10 sheep allotments located on the north and south slopes of HUW and are located in both the Ashley and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NFs.

Lavanger Hollow Livestock Corral

This is a joint proposal between the Spanish Fork Grazing Association and the Forest Service to re-locate their corral facilities along the Highway 6 Corridor to a new location in lower Diamond Fork Canyon.

LDS Brighton Girls Camp Building Upgrades

The Brighton LDS Girls Camp proposes to amend its permit for building upgrades to meet ABA Accessibility Standards. All construction work is within previously disturbed areas and/or on existing structures.

Middle Beaver Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project

The project proposes a controlled burn to remove dead standing conifers, restore soil nutrients, and stimulate aspen regeneration. Fire would also aid in restoration of the forest understory component and increase habitat for bighorn sheep.

Mill Creek Dam Removal and Restoration Project

The purpose of this project is to restore watershed function and aquatic ecosystem to more closely match historic conditions in Mill Creek Canyon.

Mill D Recreation Residence Shaded Fuel Break Phase II

SLRD is proposing to continue a shaded fuelbreak along a section of road in the Mill D Recreation Residence community in Big Cottonwood Canyon. We propose to extend the project to complete the Mill D loop, treating an additional 5,000 feet

Questar Gas Company (Questar) Feeder Line 24 Replacement Project (FL 24).

Questar is proposing to replace a section of its Feeder Line (FL) 24 natural gas pipeline near Highland, Utah.

Rehabilitation of Silver Lake Flat Dam.

Silver Lake Flat Dam and Reservoir are located in the UWCNF (Pleasant Grove Ranger District) in northern Utah County, within the American Fork-Dry Creek Watershed.

Roughneck Vegetation Restoration Project

The UWCNF proposes: 3,369 acres of stand clearcut with leave trees; 2,770 acres of two-aged stand clearcut with reserves; 0.75 miles of new specified road construction; 46.7 miles of temporary road construction; and 15.2 miles of temporary road use.

Santaquin WUI

The USFS and the UDWR are proposing to improve undesirable fuel conditions within the Santaquin canyon area.

Smiths Fork Vegetation Restoration Project

The Forest Service proposes treatments to reduce both the amount and continuity of woody fuels, to remove hazard trees associated with travel ways, to harvest beetle-killed or infested trees, and to create a mix of tree ages and species.

Snowbird MDP 2014 projects

Snowbird is proposing to construct downhill mountain bike trail segments accessible in Gad Valley and relocate the building that formerly housed the Gad 2 lift drive assembly to the snowcat staging area, just south of the Gad Valley pump house

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Fiber Optic/DAS System

Snowbird is proposing to install and operate (under a communications use lease) a DAS comprised of eight cellular nodes and accompanying fiber optic cable within its permitted boundary

Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort Mineral Basin Snowmaking proposal

Snowbird is proposing to install a new snowmaking line within their existing permit boundary in Mineral Basin. The line would be installed to the East of Baldy Express lift along the Birds Nest and Lupine Loop trails on private and NFS land

Solitude Summit Lift Upgrade/Relocation

Solitude Mountain Resort is proposing to amend its special use permit to realign and upgrade the Summit lift within their existing permitted boundary. The existing lift is a 32-year-old fixed-grip double chair that accesses Honeycomb Canyon

Three Creeks Allotment Consolidation

The proposal is to consolidate 10 grazing allotments (5 BLM and 5 FS) into 1 management unit with 20 pastures on BLM and 8 pastures on FS lands.Management would focus on time, timing, frequency, and intensity of livestock grazing on about 143,000 ac.

Tibble Fork Dam

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is proposing to fund rehabilitation of the Tibble Fork Dam in the American Fork Canyon of northern Utah County, Utah. It is located 10 miles north east of the city of Alpine, UT.

Transwest Express 600 kV Direct Current Powerline (TWE)

This proposed 600 kV direct current transmission line is designed to carry renewable energy (primarily wind power) from generation sources in central Wyoming to markets in in the pacific southwest.

Uinta Express Pipeline Project.

The proposed pipeline would be a 12-inch buried carbon steel pipeline approximately 135 miles long and ancillary facilities. About 14 miles of it would be on UWCNF.

Upper Provo Watershed Restoration Project.

The project proposes primarily non-commercial thinning, prescribed burning, mechanical vegetation treatments (mowing, mastication), and planting over a period of up to 10 years.

White Rock, Millville, and Providence Allotments

Proposal is to authorize the continuance of grazing on the White Rock, Millville, and Providence Allotments.

Wildlife and livestock pond development

The Forest Service proposes to develop four ponds that would benefit both wildlife and livestock. Two new ponds would be created, and a ditch and water bars along a closed logging road would be modified o catch water.

Wright access road special use permit reissuance

The Forest Service proposes to issue a permit for access on and maintenance of a road approx. 14 feet wide and 250 feet long. Ownership of the property to which the road provides access has changed.

Analysis Completed

Albion Basin Trail Reroutes

The SLRD, with Alta Ski Area and the CCF, is proposing to reroute 2 trails in Albion Basin. The 2 reroutes seek to improve legal access, sustainability, & safety for FS Trails: the Albion Meadows & Devils Castle Loop Trail

Granite Flat Connector Trail #237 extension

This proposed extension would provide a safer route to connect trail users to the new lower alignment and bridge of the Mill Canyon Trail #040.

On Hold

Albion Campground / Cecret Lake Trailhead Turnaround

The Salt Lake Ranger District is proposing to construct a short road spur in upper Little Cottonwood Canyon between Albion Basin Road campground entrance and Cecret Lake Trailhead parking lot to serve as a traffic turnaround.

Bountiful Lions Gun Range permit renewal

The Bountiful Lions Gun Range is operated by the Bountiful Lions Club of Bountiful, and operates under a special use permit, originally issued in 1959, that will expire at the end of 2013. The Gun Club has submitted an application to renew the permit

Climbing Areas Stabilization projects

the SLRD is proposing to construct belay platforms that are anchored by barrier rock and/or gabion baskets and to improve the access trails that lead to two climbing areas in Big Cottonwood Canyon - Dogwood and the Pile.

Farmington City Water Storage Tank Special Use Permit

Farmington City is proposing to construct a water storage tank to include within their current special use permit

Patch Springs Fire Rehabilitation

In August 2013 the Patch Springs wildfire burned 31,010 acres on the Southwest Side of the Stansbury Mountain Range in Tooele County Utah.The State DWR proposes to treat approx. 2,100 acres of NFS land by aerially seeding and chaining.

Silver Lake Boardwalk replacement

Proposal to replace the boardwalk, located in BCC. All existing boardwalk, bridges, and fishing piers will be replaced in current location and the boardwalk will be widened from 6 to 8%u2019 to better accommodate visitors with disabilities

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.


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