UTAH – Ashley NF Releases Notice of Intent for Forest Plan Revision


The Ashley National Forest has developed the preliminary draft version of its Land Management Plan (Proposed Plan) and are seeking review and comments. This preliminary draft is a long-term strategic plan for United States Forest Service land management and addresses how the Ashley intends to manage for the next two decades. The public review and comment period for these 4 documents will be from September 10, 2019 until November 8, 2019.

Documents available for review and comment are:

  • Preliminary Need for Change
  • Proposed Land Management Plan
  • Potential Wilderness Evaluation Report
  • Wild & Scenic Rivers Eligibility Report

All documents are available electronically on the Ashley National Forest website under Land & Resource Management, Planning page. You can open, view and comment by clicking on one or all of the documents.  Commenters are encouraged to provide their information electronically so it can be shared and reviewed. The Forest Plan Revision website is https://www.fs.usda.gov/main/ashley/landmanagement/planning.

You may provide comments or contact the Forest Service Planning Team in any of the following ways:

The preferred method to comment is online at our comment system here.

By standard mail: Ashley National Forest, Attention: Forest Plan Revision, 355 North Vernal Avenue, Vernal, UT 84078-1703

By email:  AshleyForestPlan@usda.gov

By phone: (435) 781-5118

The Ashley National Forest will hold public meetings in conjunction with the public comment period. The dates, locations and times of the meetings are listed below.

Forest Plan Revision Public Open Houses

October 7, 2019
Green River, WYSweetwater County Library
300 North 1st East
Green River, WY 82935
October 8,2019
5:00PM- 7:00PM
Vernal, UTUintah Conference Center Ballroom A & B
313 East 200 South
Vernal, UT 84078
October 9, 2019
5:00PM- 7:00PM
Duchesne, UTDuchesne County Events Center
60 West 400 South
Duchesne, UT 84021
October 10, 2019
5:00PM- 7:00PM
Manila, UTDaggett County Commission Chambers
95 West 1st North
Manila, UT 84046
October 11, 2019
Salt Lake City, UTSalt Lake City Library
210 East 400 South
Salt Lake City, UT 84111













The website provides information on commenting. If there are questions, please call the Forest Plan Revision team at (435) 781-5118, remember to leave your name and phone number

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
BlueRibbon Coalition/Sharetrails.org
208-237-1008 ext. 2