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.

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Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Current and Recent Projects

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Developing Proposal

Barlow Creek Pipeline Reconstruction

Proposal from Castle Rock Land and Livestock, to reconstruct a water transmission line in Barlow Canyon. Activities include trenching and installing two new HDPE water transmission lines, a 12 inch irrigation pipeline and a 3 inch stock water line.

Big Cottonwood Canyon Powerline Reconstruction

Proposal from Rocky Mountain Power (RMP), to reconstruct and relocate portions of the main electric transmission line in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The project will mitigate wildfire hazards posed by the current transmission line.

Mahogany Ridge Juniper Mastication

Proposal to masticate approximately 2,747 acres of Juniper within a 3,780-acre project boundary to provide protection of habitat from high intensity wildfire near the Hardware Ranch Wildlife Management Area.

Mill Creek Electric Transmission Line Location

Proposal from Rocky Mountain Power to rebuild and relocate portions of the electric transmission lines in Mill Creek Canyon, in order to mitigate wildfire hazards posed by the aging line.

Union Telephone Fiber Optice

Proposal from Union Telephone Company to install buried conduit for telecommunication cables (fiber optic) connecting existing infrastructure in Summit County, Utah. Cables will be installed in the UDOT ROW and NFS lands.

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.

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.

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 cooperating agency. For information visit: https://littlecottonwoodeis.udot.utah.gov/

Millville Peak Road Realignment

Proposal to realign 700 linear feet of FSR 20168 at milepost 5.17 on a stable slope to circumvent the unstable slump on the existing road prism. Abandoned road alignment will be obliterated.

Patsey Marley Shrontz Roadway Improvements

Proposal to construct a utility right-of-way and widen the existing Albion Basin Road (National Forest System Route (NFSR) 028)to improve access to the proposed Patsey Marley Hill Property and Subdivision.

Pineview Waterbreak at Cemetery Point

Proposal to place between 8 and 11 anchors along approximately 275 feet of a tire water break. Due to low water conditions at Pineview this year, the cove at Cemetery Point would not be accessible.

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.

Analysis Completed

Grotto Trail Construction

Proposal to add an upper Grotto trail starting from the existing Ski Lift parking area. The new addition will be approximately 1 mile and will begin above the Grotto area and drop into the existing trail just below the Grotto falls.

Heber Veratrum Harvest

Proposal to harvest the roots of approximately 120 acres of Veratrum californicum (Corn lily) from the Uinta NF. An external proponent would use a chemical in the plants to explore and establish medical options for the treatment of certain cancers.

Mapleton Grazing Crossing Permit

Proposal to allow Mapleton City to cross a peninsula of NFS lands to move livestock from one parcel of property to another.

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.

Powerline Wildfire Rebuild, Pinecrest Canyon

Proposal to relocation powerline from aerial to underground burial whose primary purpose is to eliminate the risk of wildfire from downed powerline. Existing overhead lines and equipment will be removed and buried on approx. 0.5 miles of NFS lands.

Public Grove Road 015 Removal

Proposal to remove the 1/3 mile of 015 road from the Ogden Travel Plan.

Snowbird Wyssen Towers

The proposed project involves construction and installation of 16 Wyssen Towers (nine on NFS lands; seven on private lands). Total disturbance for all towers would be less than 0.1 acre within Snowbird SUP area.

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.

Stansbury Front Reroute in Martin Fork

Proposal to reroute a motorized single-track trail to increase safety, reduce erosion, and reduce the number of miles in wilderness.

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 ΒΌ 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).

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

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