The Dixie National Forest wants to hear from you about opening and closing roads for motorized use.

The Powell Ranger District, on the Dixie National Forest, is holding a series of public open houses to gather input from the public as we consider the future of open and closed roads on the district. We are considering changing the decision on some specific roads under the 2009 Dixie National Forest Motorized Travel Plan decision. The open houses are scheduled in late April and early May.

Tuesday, April 23

•Circleville – Community Center, 210 S. Center Street

Thursday, April 25

•Panguitch – Triple C Arena

Tuesday, April 30 

•Tropic – Heritage Center

Thursday, May 2

•Kanab – Search & Rescue Building, Kanab City Airport

All open houses will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Participants are encouraged to arrive at 6:30 p.m. to hear a brief presentation on the overview of the issues.

Additional information

District Ranger Karen Schroyer said, “This is part of implementing the Motorized Travel Plan. After three years of looking at these roads on the ground, 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.

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: comments-intermtn-dixie-powell@fs.fed.us.