Comment Period Extended For Revised Travel Management Plan Proposal

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



           March 24, 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah - Based on public interest, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is extending the comment period on a proposal to amend the Travel Management Plan for roads in Farmington Canyon and Lamb’s Canyon for an additional 15 days. The comment period for the proposal begins March 24, 2017 and ends close of business April 10, 2017. 
          The project proposal requires changes to the current Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) by establishing summer use dates and winter seasonal closure dates for the two roads and clarifies the Lamb’s Canyon road as a National Forest System road in the Travel Management Plan. These roads are currently closed to highway vehicles during the winter season for public safety and to protect critical watershed. 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. Other uses would continue including pedestrian, skier, and non-motorized winter recreational opportunities.
           Written, facsimile, hand-delivered, oral and electronic comments must be received or postmarked by the end of the comment period, Monday, April 10, 2017.  Persons who wish to comment should not rely upon dates or information provided by any other source. Submit comments to: Salt Lake District Ranger, 6944 South 3000 East, Salt Lake City, UT 84121, (801) 733-2675 or by fax at (801) 733-2684.
          Please include the following information with your comments: (1) your name, address, and contact telephone number or email; (2) the name of the project on which you are commenting; and (3) specific written comments related to the project. Individuals and organizations who wish to be eligible to object must meet the requirements of 36 CFR 218 subparts A and B. Persons who provide comments are responsible for submitting them by the close of the scoping period. Only persons who submitted timely and specific written comments on the project during this scoping period, or any subsequent comment period, will be eligible to file an objection under 36 CFR 218.
          For additional information regarding the proposal, contact the Forest Service at 801-999-2103.

photo showing the mouth of Farmington Canyon  Road