Ashley Karst National Recreation and Geologic Management Plan

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The Ashley National Forest is preparing to develop a management plan for the Congressionally designated Ashley Karst National Recreation and Geologic Area. The Ashley Karst NRGA received this special designation by Congress in March of 2019. The purposes of the designation are to, "conserve and protect the watershed, geological, recreational, wildlife, scenic, natural, cultural, and historic resources" that are located within the NRGA. The designation is part of the John D. Dingell Jr. Conservation, Management, and Recreation Act. The Ashley Karst NRGA is northwest of Vernal, Utah, along the southern slopes of the Uinta Mountains. It is approximately 173,475 acres in size and within Uintah County. It begins at the western county line, extending east to roughly the divide of the Ashley Creek drainage, then follows the Taylor Mountain road to the southern boundary of the National Forest. A portion of the NRGA is also located within the original Uintah and Ouray Indian Reservation Boundary.

Location Summary

The project area is northwest of Vernal, Utah, along the southern slopes of the Uinta Mountains within Uintah County.

District: Vernal Ranger District

Project Documents

https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57865
https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=57865