Dixie National Forest motorized road use restrictions reconsidered, public meetings scheduled

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 

Additional Information

“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].

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1 Comment

  • Jason April 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Yes let’s open up all the roads. If everyone stays on the road what’s the problem. Most of these road have been around for many many years and the areas are still OK. Let’s just be responsible users of the roads and keep our eyes out for those who aren’t and report them.

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