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Wasatch Powderbird Guides requests a new 10-year permit

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest accepting public input

Submitted by the U.S. Forest Service

The Salt Lake Ranger District, of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, has initiated a 30-day public comment period for a project to renew an outfitting and guiding permit for Wasatch Powderbird Guides.

The re-issued permit does not represent any change to the scope or intensity of authorized activities. Wasatch Powderbird Guides has an existing permit that expires in 2019 and has requested a new 10-year permit.

The existing permit authorizes an annual operating season from Dec. 15 to April 15 and 1,600 skier-days per season. Wasatch Powderbird Guides has provided heli-skiing opportunities on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest, under special-use permits continuously since 1973.

The 2003 Revised Forest Plan for the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest identifies guided heli-skiing as a recreational activity that the Forest Service desires to continue to be offered.

Comments are due by July 10 and can be submitted to the Salt Lake Ranger District at comments-intermtn-wasatch-cache-saltlake@fs.fed.us.