Action Needed: Forest Service's attempt to close the Nuck Woodward road


somewhat damaged
Kamas, UT
From: Castle Country OHV Association <>
Date: Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 1:20 PM

Good morning Club Members,

Last night at our club meeting we talked about the Forest Service's attempt to close the Nuck Woodward road. They want to close the road September 5, 2017 for hoof and foot traffic only during the hunting season, and eventually forever.

Now is the time to go out and ride that road so they know it is being used. Take your ATV, UTV, Dirt bike, Truck, SUV and put some tracks on the ground.

It is also time for everyone in the club to send a letter in support of keeping the road open. Write to these people and tell them your story with the forest, experiences on these roads and in the forest, and how much it means to you to have these places open for everyone not just a select group of people.

Send letters to the following:

Manti-La Sal National Forest 599 West Price River Drive Price, UT 84501 - Attention Brian Pentecost & Bill Broadbear

Ferron Ranger District PO Box 310 Ferron, UT 84523 Attention Darren Olsen

Sanpete Ranger District - 540 North Main Street Ephraim, UT 84627-1117 Attention Kevin Draper

Moab Ranger District PO Box 386 Moab, UT 84532 Attention Michael Diem

Carbon County Commission 751 East 100 North Suite 2700 Price, UT 84501
Casey Hopes -
Jake Mellor -
Jae Potter -

Emery County Commission PO Box 629 Castle Dale, UT 84513
Lynn Sitterud -
Paul Cowley -
Keith Brady -

Sanpete County Commissioner 160 North Main Suite 101, Manti UT 84642
Claudia Jarrett -
Scott Bartholomew -
Steven J. Lund -

Emery County Lands Council - Ray Peterson - 435-381-3556, PO Box 629 Castle Dale, UT 84513

Sen. David Hinkins - 435-384-5550,, PO Box 485 Orangeville, UT 84537

Rep. Christine Watkins - 650-1969,, 1548 E 5700 S Price, UT 84501

Rep. Carl Albrecht - 435-979-6578,, 350 North State, Suite 350 Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Governor Gary R. Herbert - Utah State Capitol Complex 350 North State Street, Suite 200 PO Box 142220 Salt Lake City, UT 84114-2220, 1-801-538-1000 or 800-705-2464

Lt. Governor Spencer J. Cox - Utah State Capitol Complex Suite 220 PO Box 142325 Salt Lake City, UT 84115-2325

Utah State Parks - Chris Haller, Mike Thomas, Fred Hayes
Main Office - 1594 W. North Temple Suite 116 Salt Lake City, UT

Carbon County Office of Tourism - Shalee Johnsen - 751 East 100 North Price, UT 84501
Emery County Office of Tourism - Tina Carter - PO Box 629 Castle Dale, UT 84513
Sanpete County Office of Tourism - Kevin Christensen - PO Box 148 Manti, UT 84642

Attached is a complete list of the roads and trails that the Forest Service has listed as "likely not needed"


Do we need to plan an RME trip out there and get some tire tracks on this road, give more people a reason to speak up and defend the closure?


Currently without Jeep
So Jo, Ut
Where is this trail? A quick Google search and didn't find it. I haven't had time to look in depth.


I'm working on it Rose
Price, Utah


Excellent! I hear CCOHVA was instrumental in blocking this, glad they stepped up and took on the FS!