Document Type

Report

Publication Date

1997

Abstract

The Final Environmental Impact Statement analyzes four alternatives to amend the Ashley and Wasatch-Cache National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) to include Desired Future Condition for mapped Condition Classes with accompanying indicators and standards for the High Uintas Wilderness. The No Action Alternative is analyzed in depth also. Significant issues considered include effects of human overuse on ecosystem components, the extent visitor experience is impacted by rules and regulations, the extent visitor solitude is impacted by other users, structures, and resource impacts, the extent trails meet wilderness objectives, the threat of human and animal waste to water quality, the threat of non-native plant species on the ecosystem, effects on threatened endangered and sensitive species, effects on air quality, the extent fire plays a natural role in the ecosystem, effects on archeological and historic sites, effect on Research Natural Areas, and the effects of stocking fish on aquatic natural processes.

Comments

97-033180