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Silver Lake Flat 148 cords of wood in 5 decks for sale as fuelwood. 
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Heber-Kamas & Spanish Fork Ranger Districts have sold out of 2015 Christmas Tree Cutting permits.

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Forest Issues

Latest News on the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Effort

This Record Of Decision(ROD) is the culmination of an unprecedented planning effort in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Interior, BLM to conserve Greater Sage-grouse (GRSG) habitat on National Forest System (NFS) lands that are administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service and BLM-administered lands.  The Forest Service, as a cooperating agency with the BLM, has developed a targeted, multi-tiered, collaborative landscape-level conservation strategy.  This ROD approves the attached LMP amendments for the GRSG Great Basin planning region for the Curlew National Grassland and the Ashley, Beaverhead-Deerlodge, Boise, Caribou-Targhee, Dixie, Fishlake, Humboldt-Toiyabe, Manti-La Sal, Salmon-Challis, Sawtooth, and Uinta-Wasatch- Cache National Forests. 

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Allwest Communications Fiber Optic Line Upgrade

The Forest Service proposes to authorize Allwest Communications to upgrade an existing 525-foot section of copper line with 96-strand fiber optic line. The upgraded line would be installed along the existing copper line, which runs along Highway 150.

American Fork River armoring project

The Pleasant Grove Ranger District proposes to armor the banks of the American Fork River to minimize the risks of erosion.

Battle Creek Canyon Culinary Water Pipeline Project

Replacing and realigning portions of the Battle Creek Canyon culinary water pipeline to decrease the risk of contamination. Approximately 5.0 acres of the Mt. Timpanogos inventoried roadless area would be affected.

Brighton area sewer project

Big Cottonwood Improvement District proposes an addition to the existing Brighton area sewer system. The addition is needed for compliance with Salt Lake Valley Health Department watershed requirements.

Donut Falls new trail extension

Proposal to construct an extension of the Donut Falls Trail from the Donut Falls Trailhead to just before the bridge at the Cardiff Fork Trailhead.

Finch cabin roof redesign

Cabin owner proposal to re-design and re-construct a portion of the cabin's south roof to better support snow load and distribute snow load fall. Owner also proposes to re-shingle the entire roof with fire proof shingles.

Heber wildlife prescribed burn

Proposal to improve and maintain wildlife habitat by regenerating aspen through prescribed burning. Also proposing to reduce fuel loads which have been increasing due to bark beetle mortality.

High Uintas Wilderness Domestic Sheep Analysis Project (Ashley and UWC National Forests)

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.

Lake Solitude trail reroute

Proposal to reroute a steep and eroded section of the trail along an elevation contour line to the east. The reroute would be approximately 1/3 of a mile, and would place the trail to a greater extent on Forest Service lands.

Logan Peak Trail

A proponent has requested adding approx. 1.6mi of system trail from Logan Dry Canyon Trail to Logan Peak. Trail was likely constructed by CCC and previously a system trail that was removed. Approximately 50% of the trail would need repairs.

Low Pass fence relocation

Proposal to relocate cattle guard uphill to minimize sediment accrual at bottom of hill.

Lower Payson Canyon WUI

Proposal to reduce fuels through mastication, thin-chip and pile burns of oak/maple/conifer stands.

McCune Canyon fuels prescription

Proposal to reduce fuels in and near Ponderosa Campground to enhance wildland urban interface.

Mill D #3 cabin addition

Owner proposal to build an addition to accommodate new indoor bathroom. Cabin sewer line will be connected to the new Mill D sewer line to comply with Salt Lake Valley Health Department requirements.

Montague road use and gate permit reissue

Private special use permit holder requests renewal of an expired permit to use existing road and gate to access a private inholding.

Precipitation Study USU

Utah State University is requesting to conduct research aimed at better understanding the vegetative response to climate change. The proposal involves installation of twelve (12m x12m) "precipitation manipulation shelters" at forest edge sites.

Rankin Water Development Permit Reissue

Permit Holders Ron and Carol Rankin are applying to have their current permit for spring development, water storage tank and transmission line reissued for an additional 20 year term.

Ski Utah outfitter guide permit renewal

Ski Utah proposal to renew their special use permit to continue operating a daylong, guided ski tour called The Ski Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour, for the next 10 operating seasons. No changes are proposed to the conditions of the permit.

Snowbird Mineral Basin Howitzer mount

Snowbird Ski Resort proposes installation of a Howitzer in Mineral Basin for avalanche control on both Forest Service and private lands. Snowbird currently conducts avalanche reduction in Mineral Basin using hand charges and Avalaunchers.

Soapstone Summer Home #19

Install a septic system and add an addition to the cabin.

Staker Relocation Environmental Assessment

The Forest Service proposes to authorize Pacificorp to relocate a 0.5-mile segment of an existing transmission line onto National Forest System lands to avoid excavation activites on private land.

Strawberry pipeline extension

Proposal to provide water for livestock away from riparian areas and improve overall distribution of livestock.

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache N.F. Forest Plan Monitoring Realignment

The UWCNF has begun a process to realign its forest plans with the 2012 Final Planning Rule (see: 36 Code of Federal Regulations 219). In particular, the UWCNF will address the purpose of the monitoring plan program set forth in 36 CFR 219.12(a)(1).

Vernon ecosystem restoration

Improve greater sage-grouse habitat , improve spring/fall mule deer habitat and watershed conditions, close non-system roads and trails, remove redundant system roads, and reduce hazardous fuels.

Under Analysis

Bear Lake WUI

Fuels treatment and wildlife habitat improvement.

Deweyville Spring Improvement

The town of Deweyville is proposing heaving maintenance and rehabilitation of the Coldwater Canyon Spring No. 1 complex which is a culinary water source. The proposal will address: collection pipes, a central collection manhole, liner construction

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.

Kimball Land Exchange

Exchange of National Forest System lands (19.62) for Private Lands (25.11)to consolidate the ownership.

Loop Springs Trough Relocation

The existing trough would be moved from the dispersed camping site which has grown bigger over the years. The new trough location is approximately 260 feet from the current location.

Mud Flat Pipeline Reroute

Project would extend a pipeline across mud flat to an existing trough in Willow Creek and add a hydrant to the cow camp.

Nebo Creek Corral

Construct cattle corrals that are approximately 30 by 30 feet of steel panels. The purpose of the corral is to hold cattle at the site until they can be trailered off the Forest.

Nephi/Payson Allotment Fence

Reconstruct approximately ¼ mile of fence between the Nephi and Payson Allotments. A portion of the fence will be relocated out of trees and snow areas to better maintain after reconstruction.

Platte Petroleum Environmental Assessment

Burnett Oil Company has submitted an application for permit to drill a test well. The Forest Service will analyze impacts on surface resources. The Bureau of Land Management will be a cooperating agency and will analyze subsurface impacts

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.

Snowbasin GAZEX proposal

Snowbasin Ski Resort proposes to install two GAZEX exploders and an accompanying shelter in the Strawberry area that would improve avalanche control. The proposed site is within the current permit boundary. Work would be done by hand and helicopter.

Spawn Creek Trailhead

Project would reroute the Worm Trail out of Spawn Creek exclosure and up the hill to the west.

Spring Hollow Trail Reroute

The proposal involves constructing a new 0.3 mile section (re-route) of non-motorized trail from the Bridger Look-Off area to the upper group site area of the Spring Hollow Campground. Sections of two other trails will be decommissioned.

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 Communications

Installing an emergency phone at the Tibble Fork Parking Lot for public safety.

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 Highlands Reservoir

The Uinta Highlands Improvement District proposes to rebuild its culinary water reservoir #3. The reservoir is located on private land owned by the improvement district. Portions of the pipeline and access road are on NFS land.

Welch Land Exchange

Exchange of land between private land owner and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. Parcels of equal size will be exchanged to consolidate land ownership which will benefit both the Forest Service and the private land owner.

Western Smiths Fork Restoration

Project will treat approximately 1,872 acres impacted by the mountain pine beetle epidemic. The project will move this area towards the desired future condition of a more healthy and resilient forest.

Whitney Reservoir Restoration

Recent mortality of spruce trees due to the spruce bark beetle has appeared along the eastern slope adjacent to Whitney Reservoir. Proposed action is to harvest spruce trees (less than 250 acres) in order to control the spread of insects

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.

Analysis Completed

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.

North Heber Salvage Project

The proposal would remove bark beetle killed timber, supplement existing regeneration of spruce-fir to meet forest plan stocking rates, and obliterate the old road prisms, temporary roads, and skid trails. No new system roads are propoposed.

Ogden Ranger District Travel Plan Revision Supplemental EIS

The Ogden Ranger District is preparing a supplemental EIS in response to a March 7, 2012 court order instructing the Forest Service to address deficiencies in the previous EIS and record of decision for the Ogden Travel Plan.

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.

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.

On Hold

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.

White Rock, Millville, and Providence Allotments

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


Uinta Express Pipeline Project

The proposed action includes a 12-inch buried carbon steel pipeline approximately 135 miles long and ancillary facilities. Approximately 14 miles of the pipeline would be on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

Project Archive

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