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.
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.
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.
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).
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 12.0 acres of the Mt. Timpanogos inventoried roadless area would be affected.
Benmore Allotment Range Improvements
Proposal to pipe stock water to the Ault BLM pasture. The proposed pipeline will be approximately 1.75 miles long and will be attached to an existing stock water pipeline from the Vernon Reservoir.
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.
Diamond Fork Campground Prescribed Fuels Treatment
USFS proposal to use prescribed fire to remove dead vegetation, reduce fuel loading, promote vegetation growth (both upland and riparian), and improve the Ute Ladies Tresses population by reducing competition for resources with other plants.
Diamond Fork Guard Station toilet installation
USFS proposal to replace existing wooden vault toilet at the guard station with a new single seat toilet. This project is a pre-requisite to putting the Diamond Fork guard station into the rental system.
Diamond Fork/Hollows Pasture Boundary Relocation
USFS proposal to relocate the current fence across the river into Hollows Pasture to eliminate damage by cattle to fences at group sites. Fence on the south side of the creek will be removed. Cattle in Diamond Fork Pasture will have access to water.
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.
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.
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.
Kimball Land Exchange
Exchange of National Forest System lands (19.62) for Private Lands (25.11)to consolidate the ownership.
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.
Little Valley pipeline reroute
Proposal to route pipelines through a portion of the Little Valley and Sharpes Allotments to deliver water to three troughs on the Bennion Allotment and Vernon Campground. A solar pump will be required.
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.
Lower Payson Canyon WUI
Proposal to reduce fuels through mastication, thin-chip and pile burns of oak/maple/conifer stands.
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.
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.
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
Pleasant Valley Springs Juniper Treatment
Utah Division of Wildlife Resources desires to conduct a habitat restoration project to prevent loss of understory and Phase II juniper expansion. Juniper trees encroaching into sagebrush and meadow areas would be lopped and scattered.
Red Hollow Water Development
USFS proposal to provide water for existing livestock grazing areas in the Red Hollow and upper Wignal areas. A water powered generator and solar powered generator will be installed to pump water.
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.
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.
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 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.
Vernon ecosystem restoration
Proposal to 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.
Vernon Non-system road closure
Proposal to eliminate the effects of unauthorized motorized travel on soils, vegetation, and wildlife habitat by scarifying and seeding approximately one mile of roads at four different access points. Proposal includes blocking and signing closures.
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
Whitney Tall Forb Exclosures
Two exclosures will be constructed to compare current livestock grazing and no livestock grazing on tall forb communities to better understand these communities and their true potentials. Vegetation monitoring will occur every 5-10 yrs or as needed.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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