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.
Uinta Express Pipeline Environmental Impact Statement Comment period re-opened until midnight April 22, 2014
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
Pleasant Grove Ranger District: BYU is currently completing some heavy maintenance on the Y trail (Slide Canyon Tr. #062), on BYU. There may be short periods of closures for the work to be completed. The Grove Creek Trail (Forest Service Trail #8048),is closed for public health and safety until further notice to hikers, bicycles, and livestock while construction crews are replacing the Pleasant Grove City water pipeline.
Ogden Ranger District - Weather permitting, plans are to burn the slash piles in the Pineview Estates area, located in Weber County, by Pineview Reservoir anytime from the middle of April through May, 2014
Salt Lake Ranger District
Fire personnel plan to burn the remaining 6 slash piles in South Willow Canyon, Tooele, County anytime between Wednesday, April 16th through May 15th weather permitting. Fire personnel succesfully burned 14 slash piles in South Willow Canyon, near the South Willow Forest Service guard station on Thursday March 20, 2014. Photo taken 3/20/14 by Shane Zimmerman, Engine Captain, Salt Lake Ranger District.
120 day detail for Assistant Fire Management Officer, Heber/Kamas Ranger District Outreach
Administrative Operations Specialist 120 Day Detail , Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, Suprvisor's Office Outreach Notice
Salt Lake and Heber/Kamas Ranger District are looking for experienced recreation professionals that have enthusiasm and high energy, that like fast-paced and challenging work environments, and enjoy working with partnerships and diverse communities. Outreach Notice
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.
Trail and Road Conditions
Mirror Lake Highway Cross-Contry Ski Trail Grooming Report
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: April 15, 2014 lower elevation roads are now open to motorized vehicles: High Creek Canyon open to the campground; Green Canyon open for the first mile; Card is open; Left Hand Fork of Blacksmiths Fork open to Gray Cliff Springs; The east gat on Left Hand Fork 4x4 will remain closed until the dugway dries out.
The Spanish Fork Ranger District: Campgrounds that are open with no water/no fee right now are: Diamond Fork, Vernon Reservoir, Maple Bench, Whiting. Road Updates: The Diamond Fork Canyon is open up to Springville Crossing, Bear Canyon is open, Pole Canyon is open, Payson Canyon is open approximately 15 miles up the canyon. You still cannot get to Payson Lakes campground. Nephi Canyon is open almost to Devil’s Kitchen, Santaquin Canyon is open to Tinney Flat, Right Fork of Hobble Creek is open to Balsam campgroun. All other roads remain closed.
Pleasant Grove Ranger District: Mill Canyon, Tibble Fork, Salamander Flat, Ridge Trail, Mud Springs, Willow Hollow, and South Fork Little Deer Trails are all closed due to wet muddy conditions, under a Seasonal Trail Closure. Please remember to avoid the trails that are open when they are wet and avoid using them for a day or two after any significant perciptation so they have adequate time to dry. The Squaw Peak Road is now open and users can go as far as the look out. Winter camping is closed in American Fork Canyon at the picnic sites.. Users can go to the north part of Little Mill where the gazebo is and camp. It will be a first come first serve. There are 9 spots. After they open Little Mill then people will have to pay to camp there. Dry Canyon Trail gate in Lindon is open as of Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Cascade Spring is closed until the Alpine Loop is opened. Forest Service road at the end of Tibble Fork parking lot (road 085) is closed to snowmobiles, ATV’s, also SR 92 from Pine Hollow to Aspen Grove is closed for both snowmobiles and ATV’s. Road Closures
Utah Department of Transporation Seasonal Road Closures
Salt Lake Ranger District - (801) 733-2660
Campground/Picnic Areas/Road/Trails Update Updated December 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 April 15, 2014
Spanish Fork Ranger District - (801) 798-3571
Campgrounds/Picnic Areas/Roads/Trails Updates Updated April 10, 2014.