Comments Requested for Revised Travel Management Plan Proposal

Contact(s): KJ Pollock (801) 558-8016


Comments Requested for Revised
Travel Management Plan Proposal

February 27, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah - The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is requesting public commentsfor a proposal to revise the Motor Vehicle Use Map and Travel Management Plan for two roads on
the Salt Lake Ranger District. 

The proposal would establish a summer season of use for the Farmington Canyon Road from June 15 to November 1 and implement a seasonal closure during the winter months from November 1 to June 15. 

The proposal also clarifies the Lamb's Canyon Road as a National Forest System road in the Travel Management Plan.  A season of use from June 1 to November 1 and a seasonal closure during the winter months from November 1 to June 1 is being proposed for this road.

These roads are currently closed to highway vehicles during the winter season for public safety and to protect critical watershed. There have been several safety issues and impacts to the watershed when vehicles become stuck, stranded, or slide off the road.  The proposed changes would establish a season of use for the public during times of the year when the roads are cleared and maintained.

Other uses would continue including pedestrian, skier, and non-motorized winter recreational opportunities. 

Salt Lake District Ranger Bekee Hotze stated, "These changes will enhance visitor safety by allowing use during the summer when Forest Service roads are maintained." 

Comments may be submitted to the Salt Lake Ranger District, 6944 South 3000 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84121. For additional information regarding the proposal, contact the Forest Service at 801-999-2103.

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Photo of Farmington Canyon Road

photo showing the mouth of Farmington Canyon  Road
 





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