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HUPC AT WORK: AN UPDATE ON ISSUES WE ARE MONITORING

Outfitting and Guiding Proposal in the High Uintas Wilderness, Evanston/Mt. View Ranger District

Remember, the Evanston Ranger District was proposing to authorize a wilderness outfitting and guiding special use permit prior to the release of the High Uintas Wilderness Management Plan, which was supposed to determine whether such a use was even needed and proper. The Forest Service was also proposing to exclude this activity from environmental review, even though such activity clearly causes significant environmental impacts. Many folks responded to the Forest Service on this issue and,to the credit of the agency, it has decided to postpone the permit issuance until the wilderness management plan is completed.

Poison Table Timber Sale, Evanston/Mt. View Ranger District.

The Forest Service has decided to postpone this decision temporarily because of concerns raised by HUPC and many of you! The agency will bring a number of participants together to see if a solution exists.


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