Projects

Projects

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is involved in many different projects and planning efforts to ensure responsible management of the Forest. Projects are designed to move toward the desired conditions described in our 2003 Revised Forest Plan. Projects and activities designed for implementation under the revised Forest Plan will be subject to environmental analysis to assure compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Examples of site-specific projects include reconstructing developed recreation campgrounds, prescribed burning in the wildland-urban interface, harvesting timber to improve habitat for wildlife, and issuance of special use permits.

 

 

 

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Developing Proposal

  • Tunnel Springs BST Connector Trail, SLC Foothills trail system

    Proposal to provide access to the recently approved Bonneville Shoreline Trail in Davis County.

Under Analysis

  • Alta Albion Conveyor Modifications

    Relocate the Ski School Conveyor and construct a new conveyor to provide access to better beginner/learning terrain at Albion Base and reduce snowmaking requirements. Reroute hiking trail, remove old conveyor base, and reclaim disturbed areas (.75ac)

  • Alta Traverse Improvements

    Proposed Action is to create benched trails along Catherines Traverse, Thirds Traverse, and High Traverse for better snow retention, maintenance,┬Łoff-piste terrain access, and snowcat access to So Long ski run affecting 1.6 acres

  • Alta Wildcat Parking Adjustment

    Alta proposes to close most south-side roadside parking along SR-210 between Rustler Lodge and Alta Bypass Road, and to replace the lost parking through adjustments to the Wildcat parking lot.

  • 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.

  • Bourbon Fuels Reduction Project

    Proposed project would treat up to 36008 acres using hand and mechanical treatments and prescribed burning to reduce accumulated fuels, improve stand conditions, and improve wildlife habitat. Up to 201 acres of roadless would cut/pile/burned.

  • Brighton Resort Alpine Rose Renovations

    Brighton is proposing to improve the existing Alpine Rose building affecting less than 0.5ac

  • Brighton Resort Mountain Biking Trails

    Brighton is proposing to analyze approximately 7.5 miles of trails to augment the previously approved 4.5 miles of trails.

  • Eagle Express Lift Replacement, Solitude Ski Resort

    Solitude Ski Resort has proposed to remove the old Eagle Express chairlift and replace it with a new detachable quad lift. The new lift would be located in a similar alignment.

  • 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.

  • Highway 150 Shaded Fuel Break

    Reinforce shaded fuel break along HWY150 by utilizing POD boundary to provide control feature to reduce the risk of uncharacteristic wildfires, remove public safety hazards, and protect travel corridors. Up to 327ac Roadless affected via cutpileburn

  • Little Cottonwood Canyon Environmental Impact Statement

    Proposal from Utah Department of Transportation to analyze transportation improvements in and near Little Cottonwood Canyon in Salt Lake City, Utah. The USDAFS is a cooperating agency. For information visit: https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/

  • Lower Mountain Biking Trail, Brighton Ski Resort

    The Brighton has proposed a mountain biking trail that would be 2.7 miles long, with an average tread width of 5 feet, starting at the top of Majestic lift and ending at the bottom of the Great Western lift.

  • Maple Canyon Water Collection and Transmission Replacement

    Project would replace the existing culinary water collection & transmission system in Maple Canyon to replace existing system. Project would temporarily affect Mapleton roadless area via overland equipment and truck access.

  • Mineral Basin Snowmaking, Snowbird Ski Resort

    Snowbird proposes to install 1.4 miles of snowmaking pipe in Mineral Basin on existing, previously disturbed Lupine Loop and Bird%u2019s Nest ski trails. The snowmaking pipe installation would result in approximately 7 acres of disturbance.

  • Seymour Canyon Fuel Break

    Proposed project is to reduce fuel loading over 2-acres of NFS lands along Seymour Canyon road to improve safety and reduce risk of uncharacteristic wildfire to public and private lands. Project would occur in a roadless area.

  • Soapstone Calcite Project

    Proposal to construct approximately 1 mile of new access road, across the Ashley NF and UWC NF, and then begin small-scale hardrock mining operations for decorative calcite on the Ashley NF, near the headwaters of Iron Mine Creek.

  • Solitude Beginner Terrain Improvements

    Beginner terrain improvement on three existing trails, including additional grading and widening. Two carpets would be installed along with a pre-approved sprung structure between Last Chance Lodge and the vehicle shop. Affecting up to 16ac

  • Solitude Mountain Biking Trails, Solitude Ski Resort

    Solitude proposes to construct approximately 11 miles of mountain biking and hiking trails located on NFS lands and adjacent private lands between the Roundhouse Restaurant and the Moonbeam Base Area.

  • Solitude Utilities On-Mountain Yurt

    Solitude proposes a combined sewer, power and water utility line, from the Last Change Lodge to the On-Mountain Yurt. The sewer and water lines would be in separate trenches, follow NorthStar and cross Mill B South Fork Creek.

  • Solitude Waste Facility Improvement

    Solitude proposes the construction of a small shed to house waste and an existing generator. The shed will have an approximately 2,000 square foot footprint and take place on entirely previously disturbed lands.

  • Strawberry Ridge Vegetation Management

    The UWC proposes to complete fuels reduction and vegetation treatments in the Strawberry Ridge project area to reduce fuel loading and better meet desired future conditions. Proposed work would occur both in and out of roadless areas.

  • UDOT Mt. Superior Wyssen Towers

    UDOT proposes to install four Wyssen Towers and associated equipment on National Forest System lands near the summit of Mt Superior in Little Cottonwood Canyon for avalanche control necessary to protect traffic on State Route 210.

  • Utah County Watershed Plan - Maple Lake and McClellan Lake Dam Rehabilitation

    Dam rehabilitation includes reconstructing spillways, removing clogged outlet pipes and replacing with properly sized conduits, installing drain systems, and buttressing existing structures to prevent movement or failure during seismic events.

  • Utah State University Snow Monitoring Station

    Proposed scientific snow instrumentation and monitoring activities to be conducted under a special use permit at monitoring sites within in the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest in or near Logan Canyon, Utah.

Analysis Completed

  • Anadarko Vegetation Management

    The UWC proposes to complete fuels reduction and vegetation treatments in the Anadarko project area to reduce fuel loading and better meet desired future conditions. Riparian and stream channel restoration would also occur.

  • Draper City Half Marathon and BCC Flea Temp Rec Event Permits 5-Year Term Permits

    Proposed project is to issue the Draper City Half Marathon in Corner Canyon, and the BCC Flea Market at the Brighton Resort Parking lot new 5-year term, recreation event permits.

  • Heber-Kamas Range Improvement Project

    Improve range infrastructure on four allotments on the Heber-Kamas Ranger District. Improvements would consist of improving water systems and infrastructure, adjusting existing fencing, and expanding an existing corral.

  • Mirror Lake Corridor Hazard Tree Removal

    Proposal to remove dead trees along the Mirror Lake Highway from mile marker 6 of HKRD to mile marker 49 of EVMRD. Treatments would occur 150 ft on either side of the MLH and access routes to campgrounds, trailheads, lake shores, day use facilities.

  • Mutual Dell Front Entrance Sign and Wall and Fence Reconstruction

    pPoposal to construct a new entrance sign, reconstruction of a natural stone retaining wall, and to reconstruct a barrier fence between the Bear Canyon trailhead and entrance to trail.

  • Mutual Dell Pavilion

    Proposal to construct a new pavilion in a wooded area about 300 yards behind the main road and entrance of the camp.

  • Nordic United - Special Use Permit for Swan Flat Area

    The purpose of the action is to respond to a request from Nordic United to expand its winter Nordic skiing grooming activities to the Swan Flat area north of U.S. Hwy 89.

  • NRCS SNOTEL Site in Mill Creek Canyon

    The NRCS proposes to install a SNOTEL site at the existing Mill Creek snow course. The site would be 150sqft with a 20 ft meteorological tower, precipitation can, snow pillow, precipitation gage, and electronics shelter.

  • Spruces Campground CCC Cabin Site Maintenance

    Proposal to remove hazard trees with a ten-foot zone around a CCC cabin, including trees that are contacting or that otherwise pose a danger to the cabin%u2019s structural and/or historic integrity and defensible space around the structure.

  • Utah Ski Mountaineering Powder Keg and other Ski Races 5-Year Permit Renewal

    Proposed project would reissue race permits for a 5-year duration at/near Brighton and Solitude ski areas.

  • Wasatch Front Abandoned Mine Closures

    Proposal from Utah Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program to close 28 abandoned hard rock mines with 8 mines closed in Wilderness and 20 mines closed outside of Wilderness areas.

  • Wasatch Powderbird Guides Amendment

    Amend existing WPG 10-year priority use permit to include 100 service days on the EMVRD based on WPG's acquisition of Cloudveil Mountain Heli.

  • Whitney Area Stock Ponds

    The Forest Service proposes to improve existing allotment infrastructure by constructing 17 new ponds (each up to 0.1 acre) on the 13,650 acre project area within the Whitney Area on the Evanston Mountain-View Ranger District.

Cancelled

  • Albion Meadows Trail Reroute

    Proposal to reroute the Albion Meadows trail from private property onto Forest Service lands. The rerouted section would be approximately 0.33 miles long and three feet wide. The old trail would be scarified and revegetated using native plants.

  • Alta Ski Area High Traverse Improvements

    The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is proposing to authorized Alta Ski Area to make improvements to the High Traverse at the ski area. Currently, the High Traverse quickly gets skied down to expose rocky areas which affects access and safety.

  • Alta Ski Area Micro-Hydro Electricity Production

    The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is proposing to authorize Alta Ski Area to use existing snowmaking infrastructure from Cecret Lake, and build a small building to generate power using water head-pressure as the lake overflows.

  • Alta Ski Area Supreme Yurt Installation

    The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is proposing to authorize Alta Ski Area to construct a seasonal food and beverage yurt adjacent to challenger ski run.

  • American Fork River armoring project

    The Pleasant Grove Ranger District proposes to armor the banks of the American Fork River to minimize the risks of erosion.

  • Cascade Springs Picnic Table

    Proposal to add an additional picnic tables at Cascade Springs picnic area. Tables will be placed along the first section of trail at the lower parking area, and at the upper parking lot to provide closer access to amenities.

  • Causey Emergency Use Boat Ramp

    Construction of a boat ramp in the south arm of Causey Reservoir for emergency use. The county search and rescue perform several operations a year and a boat ramp would improve access to the reservoir and facilitate search and rescue operations.

  • Dewitt Springs Maintenance/Repairs

    Logan City has proposed maintenance projects at their culinary water source, Dewitt Springs: 1)Replace an existing water drain line which has collapsed; 2) Repair bank erosion around Dewitt Springs security fence to allow for fence maintenance.

  • Dewitt/Bridger Streambank Repairs

    Logan City proposes to repair the stream bank just above Bridger Campground in order to protect the pipeline. The bank has eroded and has nearly exposed the city culinary water line and created a hazard on the Forest Service River Trail.

  • East Zone Fire Management Project

    Proposal to implement vegetation treatments across the East Zone of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

  • Farmington City Water Storage Tank Special Use Permit

    Farmington City is proposing to construct a water storage tank to include within their current special use permit

  • Fernwood/Snoqualmie Shaded Fuel Break

    Re-treat shaded fuel break along Fire Break Road, on the east Layton bench.

  • Finch cabin roof redesign

    Cabin owner proposal to re-design and re-construct a portion of the cabin's south roof to better support snow load and distribute snow load fall. Owner also proposes to re-shingle the entire roof with fire proof shingles.

  • Jacob's Ladder Trail Reroute - Duplicate Entry

    Proposal from the Salt Lake Climbers Alliance to reroute a steep section of trail on the route to Lone Peak. Trail reroute will be approximately three miles and reduce the 32 percent grade to a 12 percent grade.

  • Logan Providence Bonneville Shoreline Trail Purchase - Land and Water Conservation Fund Acquisition

    The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest proposes to acquire two parcels of land totaling 320.00 acres.

  • Malan Basin

    The United States of America, Forest Service proposes to acquire approximately 1,482.38 acres. TR Guest Ranch LLC and Saving Our Foothill Property LLC are working with The Trust for Public Lands(third party facilitator) to sell land in Malan Basin.

  • Mutual Dell Pavilion Reconstruction

    Proposal to tear down the older, existing pavilion canopy cover and replace the entire structure with a new one in the exact same footprint as the older one and one that matches the same dimensions. - PROPOSAL CHANGED IN NOV, WILL REVISIT WHEN READY.

  • Nebo Loop Safety Audit Response Phase 1

    This project was entered as a duplicate and is being cancelled.

  • Nephi/Payson Allotment Fence

    Reconstruct approximately ┬╝ mile of fence between the Nephi and Payson Allotments. A portion of the fence will be relocated out of trees and snow areas to better maintain after reconstruction.

  • North and South Willow Fuels Treatment

    Proposal to lop and scatter treatments on the Stansbury Mountains. This first phase will retreat old chaining treatments that were completed in the 1980%u2019s.

  • North Rich Allotment Fence

    Construct a 4-wire let down fence approximately 1 mile long.

  • Patch Springs Fire Rehabilitation

    In August 2013 the Patch Springs wildfire burned 31,010 acres on the Southwest Side of the Stansbury Mountain Range in Tooele County Utah.The State DWR proposes to treat approx. 2,100 acres of NFS land by aerially seeding and chaining.

  • Pine Valley Mastication

    Proposal to masticate 1,349 acres of Juniper to reduce wildfire risk and increase forage for wildlife.

  • Precipitation Study USU

    Utah State University is requesting to conduct research aimed at better understanding the vegetative response to climate change. The proposal involves installation of twelve (12m x12m) "precipitation manipulation shelters" at forest edge sites.

  • Providence Canyon Watershed Wildlife Habitat Improvement

    Forest Service proposal to treat juniper in Providence Cyn and Logan Dry Cyn (approx. 36 acres and 34 acres, respectively)in order to improve watershed condition and wildlife habitat. Juniper would be cut, then either removed or lopped and scattered.

  • Snowbasin GAZEX proposal

    Snowbasin Ski Resort proposes to install two GAZEX exploders and an accompanying shelter in the Strawberry area that would improve avalanche control. The proposed site is within the current permit boundary. Work would be done by hand and helicopter.

  • Snowbird Zip Line Project

    The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is proposing to authorize the construction and operation of a zip line at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort.

  • Soapstone Trailhead Expansion

    Proposal to expand parking at the Soapstone Trailhead to eliminate congestion and address safety issues.

  • Thinning Bear Timber Sale

    The Forest Service is proposing to thin previously harvested stands that were clearcut as part of the Little Bear Timber Sale (1973). The entire project area is encompasses approximately 69 acres on National Forest System lands

  • Toilets and Water System Improvements

    In partnership with Salt Lake County and Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities, the following improvements to toilet and water systems are proposed on the Salt Lake Ranger District.

  • Uinta Express Pipeline Project

    The proposed action includes a 12-inch buried carbon steel pipeline approximately 135 miles long and ancillary facilities. Approximately 14 miles of the pipeline would be on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest.

  • Uinta Highlands Reservoir

    The Uinta Highlands Improvement District proposes to rebuild its culinary water reservoir #3. The reservoir is located on private land owned by the improvement district. Portions of the pipeline and access road are on NFS land.

  • Uinta-Wasatch-Cache N.F. Forest Plan Monitoring Realignment

    The UWCNF has begun a process to realign its forest plans with the 2012 Final Planning Rule (see: 36 Code of Federal Regulations 219). In particular, the UWCNF will address the purpose of the monitoring plan program set forth in 36 CFR 219.12(a)(1).

  • University of Utah Small Tracts Act Conveyance

    The Forest Service is proposing to convey the encumbered land, approximately 0.05 acres to the University of Utah, for fair market value. Proceeds from the conveyance will be retained by the Forest and used for other acquisition.

  • Wasatch Helibase Project

    Proposal to construct a helibase on National Forest System land near the town of Huntsville and Pineview Reservoir in Weber County, Utah. The helibase would be used to house the Wasatch Helitack crew and up to three helicopters.

  • West Hodges Pond - DUPLICATE DELETED

    Proposal to construct a pond (0.04 acres) up a tributary to West Hodges Creek to capture annual snowmelt and flows from a nearby spring.

  • Western Smiths Fork Restoration

    Project will treat approximately 1,872 acres impacted by the mountain pine beetle epidemic. The project will move this area towards the desired future condition of a more healthy and resilient forest.

  • White Rock, Millville, and Providence Allotments

    Proposal is to authorize the continuance of grazing on the White Rock, Millville, and Providence Allotments.

  • Whitney Reservoir Restoration

    Recent mortality of spruce trees due to the spruce bark beetle has appeared along the eastern slope adjacent to Whitney Reservoir. Proposed action is to harvest spruce trees (less than 250 acres) in order to control the spread of insects

  • Wildlife and livestock pond development

    The Forest Service proposes to develop four ponds that would benefit both wildlife and livestock. Two new ponds would be created, and a ditch and water bars along a closed logging road would be modified o catch water.

  • Willard Peak Abandoned Mine Reclamation

    This project was accidentally entered as a duplicate and has been cancelled. Please see project number 49798 for project documents.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.