UTAH – Ashley NF Plans Public Meetings to Discuss Decommissioning Recreation Facilities

The Ashley National Forest is reviewing recreation facilities on the Vernal and Flaming Gorge Ranger Districts for decommissioning under an Environmental Assessment (EA), and is holding public meetings to seek public input into this effort.

With the consistent reduction in budget and personnel to sustain the recreational infrastructure on the Ashley National Forest, many facilities now face backlogged maintenance needs leading to a reduction in the Forest’s ability to provide quality recreational facilities for public use.

After an initial assessment the proposed action has identified 12 recreation locations for decommissioning. Click here for locations identified for decommissioning.

A goal of this process is to identify those recreation structures that are not sustainable and using public comments make a decision that reduces the recreational infrastructure and gain alignment with current and projected budget and personnel levels.

This will enable the Forest to sustain quality recreational infrastructure for public use across the Ashley National Forest.

To discuss this effort the Forest has planned four public meetings to discuss this proposed action.

March 13, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Daggett County Office Building, Manila, Utah
95 North 1st West
Manila, UT 84046

March 14, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Duchesne County Building, Duchesne, Utah
734 North Center Street
Duchesne, UT 84021

March 19, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Uintah Applied Technology Campus, Vernal, Utah
450 N 2000 W
Vernal, UT 84078

March 20, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Dutch John Community Center, Dutch John, Utah
530 South Blvd.
Dutch John, UT 84023

For more information, contact the Ashley National Forest office at (435) 789-1181).


Author: Ev'mon

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