Tuesday morning at an Emery County Public Lands Meeting, the council discussed upcoming decisions that could have an upcoming effect.
Misty Christiansen reminded the council of their upcoming gathering at Cleveland Dinosaur Quarry on Aug. 11 at 9 a.m. The council will be spending most of the day in the field touring the boundaries and making discoveries. The purpose of this trip is to find a way to promote the quarry the best that they can for Emery County.
The DWR would like the community to know about the upcoming Mule Deer open house Aug. 12 at the courthouse in Castle Dale from 6:30-8 p.m. The DWR will review upcoming plans including leading a discussion on the idea of splitting the Manti Unit into a north and south unit. Information about the buck to doe ratios will also be discussed at the open house. The DWR encourages the public’s opinions on upcoming ideas and decisions. There will be habitat workers and information stations set up for the public to listen to and have any questions answered.
The county commission report on Public Lands Initiative included the Swinging Bridge project. This project includes restoring the bridge. The Emery County Road Department has been a part of making this project happen. They started by taking a backhoe to cut out old timbers and measured the old timbers to get measurements for the new timbers but have found some difficulties in doing so. This project is expected to be completed by the end of August.
Manti-La Sal National Forest representatives updated the public on the Cottonwood fire in Dairy Canyon. They confirmed that it was lighting that started the fire and is considered a wildfire. However, the burning of the area is looking to be very beneficial. Much of the smoke the public is seeing right now is coming from another fire and not from Dairy Canyon.