Salt Lake Ranger District - (801) 733-2660 Campground/Picnic Areas/Road/Trails Update
Updated May 22, 2015, Farmington Canyon road has been temporarly closed as of May 17th due to rock debris. The road will be closed until further notice to provide for public health and safety the area has potential for continued rock debris activity due to the weather and while heavy equipment is in the area working. Ward Canyon Forest Service road, in Davis County is open from Buckland Flat to the intersection with Sklyline Drive & Sessions Mountain road where gates remain close. Due to a rock slide on the upper portion of the South Willow Canyon road, in Tooele County the gate will remain closed for public safety until further at the Boy Scout campground until the debris can be removed and road assessed.
The Secure Rural Schools legislation was not authorized and funded. Without SRS the law reverts to the 1908 shared receipts formula. The payments under the 1908 law are a small percentage of the SRS payment and all the funding is for roads and schools. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee is authorized through 2016, but will be in inactive status, until SRS is reauthorized. Individuals are being sought to represent a variety of interests on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC).
The American pika is a low-profile mammal that lives at high altitudes. Related to rabbits and hares, these small, big-eyed creatures spend much of the summer preparing for a harsh winter high above the timberline. Starting in mid-September, a DWR biologist will visit an established pika area above Brighton ski resort to check on population growth.