SOUTHERN UTAH – The Dixie National Forest is requesting input from the public about opening and closing roads for motorized use.
The Powell Ranger District, on the Dixie National Forest is holding a series of open houses to gather input from the public as it considers the future of open and closed roads within the district.
Specifically, the ranger district is considering changing the decision on some specific roads under the 2009 Dixie National Forest Motorized Travel Plan decision.
The open houses scheduled are as follows:
April 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Community Center – 210 S. Center Street, Circleville
April 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Triple C Arena – Panguitch
April 30, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Heritage Center – Tropic
May 2, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Search & Rescue Building – airport road, Kanab
“This is part of implementing the Motorized Travel Plan. After three years of looking at these roads on the ground,” District Ranger Karen Schroyer said, “we have a preliminary list of roads we are reconsidering the decision on, and hope the public will provide us with specific information about the specific routes on the Powell Ranger District that are important to them, and why they are important.”
The information gathered will be used in analyzing the District roads program.
If you have questions regarding the Powell Ranger District motorized travel plan process, please contact Joe Rechsteiner, team leader, at (435) 676-9320.
Written and email comments accepted
If you are unable to attend any of the public open houses, written comments may be mailed to: Powell Ranger District, Attention: Joe Rechsteiner, PO Box 80, Panguitch, UT 84759.
Electronic comments may be emailed to: [email protected].
Email: [email protected]