PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD CLOSED FOR UTAH GREATER SAGE-GROUSE DRAFT LAND USE PLAN AMENDMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT
On Wednesday, January 29, the 90-day comment period for the UtahGreater 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.
Pleasant Grove Ranger District - Upper Falls Picnic site:
The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest published a Notice of Proposed New Fee Site in the Federal Register on March 3, 2014. The Forest is proposing to charge a fee at the Upper Falls picnic site in Provo Canyon. The site will include a $6.00 Standard Amenity Fee that will be charged year round. Funds from the fees would be used for continued operation and maintenance and improvements of this site.
Comments will be accepted until April 1, 2014. News fees would begin September 1, 2014. Comments should be submitted to Matthew Lane, Recreation Fee Program Manager, Pleasant Grove Ranger District, 390 North 100 East, Pleasant Grove, UT 84062, 801-796-4891, email@example.com
Uinta Express Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement
Vacancy announcement for the North Zone NEPA Coordinator. There is one GS-11 position being advertised at 3 potential duty stations: Evanston, WY, Logan, UT, and Ogden, UT. Please be sure to indicate all duty stations for which you are interested in applying.
Seasonal / Temporary Employment
Every year, the Forest Service hires thousands of temporary (mostly summer) employees for a variety of jobs, most of them in the field. Many positions are advertised on the USAJOBS. Hiring season usually begins the first week of January and may last until mid-March, depending on last minute vacancies.
Fire Management Positions
Evanston Ranger District: fire personnel plan to burn slash piles starting Monday, February 3, 2014 in the Mill City area (North Slope Road) located approximatley 35 miles south of Evanston, Wyoming.
The Mill Creek ski trail was groomed and track set February 11, 2014, icy conditions from trailhead to Elbow Fork.
Mirror Lake Highway Cross-Contry Ski Trail Grooming Report
Snowmobile grooming has begun on the Evanston-Mountain View Ranger District. Please be aware that the North Slope Road (Forest Road 058) from Highway 150 to Elizabeth Pass is plowed this winter for logging operations. The plow operators have been asked to leave enough snow on the road for snowmobile use. The road is gated, but snowmobiles are allowed. Please watch for logging traffic. Forest Road 058 from Meeks Cabin to several miles down the East Fork Blacks Fork Road 065 is also being plowed this winter for logging operations. The plow operators have been asked to leave enough snow on the road for snowmobile use. The road is gated, but snowmobiles are allowed. Please watch for logging traffic. Please check snowut.com for grooming updates.
The Logan Ranger District: Has now closed lowest elevation gates, Left Hand Fork of Blacksmiths Fork (FR 245 & 231), Card Canyon (FR 024), Green Canyon (FR 050) – lower gate, High Creek Canyon (FR 048) Other roads closed on 11/1 and 11/15, Cowley Canyon / Herd Hollow (FR 047), Temple Fork / Pole Line (FR 007), Dip Hollow (FR 056) Twin Creeks (FR 005), West Hodges / Forestry Camp (FR 174), Green Canyon (FR 050), High Creek Canyon (FR 048), Left Hand Fork 4x4 (FR 231) gate between Rock garden & dugway.
The Spanish Fork Ranger District: The Diamond Fork canyon road is closed at the Turkey Pens. This is the lower gate that will be closed all winter. The impact will be on those that wish to visit the hot pots, they will now have to hike into the trailhead from the gate, which is about 5 miles one way. The following roads are now closed: Pole Heaven, Santaquin Canyon, Timber Mountain, Monks, Nebo Creek, Wanrhodes, Little Diamond, Santaquin Canyon, Nebo Loop, Pole Canyon, Sheep Creek is closed at Teat Mtn., Billy’s Mountain, Right and Left Fork Hobble Creek.
Pleasant Grove Ranger District: Little Mill groomed on February 20, 2014 for cross-country skiing. Road Closures
Utah Department of Transporation Road Project
Salt Lake Ranger District - (801) 733-2660
Campground/Picnic Areas/Road/Trails Update Updated November 1, 2013
Pleasant Grove Ranger District - (801) 785-3563
Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update Updated November 1, 2013
Heber-Kamas Ranger District - (435) 654-0470 or (435) 783-4338
Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update Updated September 23, 2013
Evanston-Mountain View Ranger District - (307) 789-3194 or (307) 782-6555
Evanston Recreation Update Updated January 9, 2014
Mt.View Recreation Update Updated September 27, 2013
Ogden Ranger District- (801) 625-5112
Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update Updated October 18, 2013
Logan Ranger District - (435) 755-3620
Campground/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Update Updated December 2, 2013
Spanish Fork Ranger District - (801) 798-3571
Campgrounds/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Updates Updated January 24, 2014