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Ashley National Forest Project Spotlights

Ashley National Forest - Forest Plan Revision

The Ashley National Forest is about to undergo Forest Plan Revision. The Ashley's existing Forest Plan is from 1986 and it needs to be updated to reflect current natural resource conditions.

All Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Ashley National Forest - Forest Plan Revision

The Ashley National Forest is about to undergo Forest Plan Revision. The Ashley's existing Forest Plan is from 1986 and it needs to be updated to reflect current natural resource conditions.

Under Analysis

Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation

The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.

Cedar Springs Marina Powerline (Special Use Permit)

Amendment of an existing special use authorization for Moon Lake Electric to add a new overhead 14.4/24.9 kV distribution line to serve the RV and boat storage area of the Cedar Springs Marina.

Dutch John Mountain Communications Tower (Special Use Permit)

Amendment of an existing special use authorization for AT&T to add a new monopole and antennas to an existing communications site on Dutch John Mountain.

East Side Recreation Facilities Decommissioning

We are proposing to decommission 12 developed recreation sites on the Flaming Gorge-Vernal Ranger District. These sites were chosen because of their limited use by the public, outdated facilities, and/or aging infrastructure.

High Uintas Wilderness Colorado River Cutthroat Trout (CRCT) Habitat Enhancement

Cooperative project with UDWR to restore and enhance CRCT populations within the High Uintas wilderness through the use of piscicide rotenone to remove non-native fish from selected streams and lakes. CRCT would be reintroduced following treatment

High Uintas Wilderness Domestic Sheep Analysis Project (Ashley and UWC National Forests)

This project will evaluate the effects of continued domestic sheep grazing in the High Uintas Wilderness (HUW). There are 10 sheep allotments located on the north and south slopes of HUW and are located in both the Ashley and Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NFs.

Lucerne Marina Dock (Special Use Permit)

Amendment of an existing special use authorization for Flaming Gorge Corp to build a 36-slip transient boater docking facility and attenuator at Lucerne Valley Marina.

NF Ashley Creek Fish Habitat Enhancement Project

The proposed action for this project is to implement a fisheries habitat enhancement project in North Fork Ashley Creek, thereby increasing the pool and fisheries habitat. This would be accomplished by building large woody debris (LWD) structures.

South Slope Vegetation Restoration

Cheatgrass and other annual weed treatments, including drill seeding, broadcast seeding, and experimental burn.

Analysis Completed

Bore Hole & Test Pit Investigations Project

To issue a temporary permit for borehole drilling and test pit excavations in designated areas within Whiterocks and Uinta Canyons. Project purpose is to extract core samples of geologic material to determine engineering properties of native material

Duchesne/Roosevelt District Wide Range Improvement Project

Installation of 5.7 miles of fence and extend 11 livestock water systems which would include pipe installation, new troughs and water holding tanks. All proposed water developments will connect into existing livestock water systems.

Energy Gateway South 500 kV Powerline (EGS)

This proposed 500 kV transmission line is designed to deliver power to Rocky Mountain Power utility costumers in Utah and the intermountain west. Generation sources are located in central Wyoming.

Lake Fork Fuels Reduction and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project

The purpose of this project is to reduce fuels in several vegetative communities, to provide additional protection to values at risk in the Lake Fork Drainage, and to improve wildlife habitat and ecological conditions.

Transwest Express 600 kV Direct Current Powerline (TWE)

This proposed 600 kV direct current transmission line is designed to carry renewable energy (primarily wind power) from generation sources in central Wyoming to markets in in the pacific southwest

Ubar Ranch Restoration Project

The proposed action is to reduce the safety hazards and to meet the requirements of the terminated special use permit by removing all improvements and restoring the UBAR Ranch area back to its natural condition.

On Hold

Western Area Power Administration Right-of-Way Maintenance and Reauthorization Project

Update vegetation management activities along 278 miles of transmission lines located on NFS lands in Colorado, Nebraska, and Utah. These activities are intended to protect the transmission lines by managing for stable, low growth vegetation.

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