Forest works to address camping concerns amid pandemic

PRICE, Utah, August 11, 2020 – With the rise in COVID-19 cases, and the decline of businesses reopening to the public, the Manti-La Sal National Forest has noticed an increase of usage.

“I’m pleased to see that people are out enjoying their National Forest,” said Ryan Nehl, Manti-La Sal Forest Supervisor. “That said, we’re seeing crowding and user impacts that present challenges for our staff.  I am hopeful that we can accommodate the increased usage and provide a high quality experience for our customers.”

Several challenges that employees are dealing with include unattended camping equipment for more than 72 hours and camp sites remaining past the 14-day limit.

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