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Central Region – Summer Field Tour
June 23 @ 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Save the date for the Central Regions Summer Field Tour. This year’s tour is scheduled to visit several WRI projects including the Thistle Creek Watershed Project and the Ephraim Canyon Watershed Project. We will be meeting at the DWR-Springville office @ 8:30 am or at Indianola @ 9 am. Lunch will be provided and all are welcome.
ANNUAL CENTRAL REGION WRI FIELD TOUR AGENDA
June 23, 2022
8:00 am – meet at UDWR office 1115 N. Main St. Springville, UT 84663
Introductions and Review of Field Tour Schedule
Carpool to the first tour stop of the Thistle Creek Watershed Restoration Project
9:00 am –Thistle Creek Watershed Restoration Project (Bullhog and Granular Plateau Treatments Site)
Location: Just east of Highway 89, north of Indianola, UT on the Lasson Draw Wildlife Management Area (Rock Hollow Rd.). https://goo.gl/maps/UKLa1uUgLoAWuAr99 39°49’55.3″N 111°30’35.2″W
If you are coming from the south, you may want to meet here at the first stop instead of coming to Springville.
9:45 am –Thistle Creek Watershed (Bullhog and BDA site).
Location: East of Indianola, UT. Take Indianola Canyon Rd east towards Skyline Drive.
https://goo.gl/maps/eJzKiX7HigYXzrf38 39°48’42.2″N 111°27’21.6″W
11:15 am – Meet at USFS office in Ephraim, UT to begin driving tour of Willow Creek Watershed Restoration Project in Ephraim Canyon.
US Forest Service Sanpete Ranger District Office
540 N Main St, Ephraim, UT 84627
12:00 pm – Lunch will be provided. We will eat lunch in the shade near Willow Creek and listen to explanations of the Willow Creek Project.
https://goo.gl/maps/Mk5EisvBAdwmrsx76 39°18’21.4″N 111°31’12.4″W
1:30 pm – New Canyon Project- Stop halfway up the canyon to look at the cut pile and burn treatment. https://goo.gl/maps/BxYDer4vFi4jdu3r7 39°21’25.4″N 111°30’27.0″W
2:30 pm – Arrive at New Canyon Reservoir and discuss prescribed fire treatments and BDAs.
https://goo.gl/maps/eT4815mmHo2PxKTc8 39°21’51.5″N 111°27’38.6″W
3:00 Adjourn field tour
(If some folks are interested, afterward we can also take some people to see the shrub plantings we did at Black Hill WMA on the way home.