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.
Butterfly Lake: Notch Connection Trail
The Heber-Kamas Ranger District proposes to create a Class 4 trail around Butterfly Lake. A portion of the proposed trail would be built on existing user-created trails, while a portion would involve new trail construction.
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.
Mud Creek Pipeline
A headbox, pipeline and 3 troughs would be installed to lessen the impact on boreal toads.
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.
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.
Snowbird Path to Paradise ski run modification
Snowbird Ski Resort proposes an extension of the Path to Paradise ski run. Approximately 480 feet of Forest Service land through the Twin Peaks inventoried roadless area would be graded, resulting in a continuous 12-foot-wide track.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Spawn Creek Trailhead
Project would reroute the Worm Trail out of Spawn Creek exclosure and up the hill to the west.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.