STATE BRINGS SUIT CLAIMING ROUTES IN, NEAR WILDLANDS
In May 2004, the Utah notified the federal government
of the state's intent to sue over six routes scattered across the
state. Maps of the six routes are below. One of the routes, Black
Dragon, goes through an area recommended for wilderness protection by
conservationists, and all the rest (except Geothermal Road) border
such areas. The maps can take some time to open. On some systems it
works best to download the maps to your computer and then open them.
Atchee Ridge (Uinta County,
SE portion of county)
Bert Avery Road (Wayne
County SE of Hanksville)
Black Dragon/Hatt Ranch
(Emery County in the San Rafael Swell)
Geothermal Road (Beaver
County NE of Milford) Lytle
(LIttle) Ranch (Washington County W of St. George)
Pilot Mountain North (Box Elder
County, W side of county)
Pilot Mountain South.
On February 9, 2005, the state made good on its threat
and sued the U.S.
See the Salt
Lake Tribune article of February 10, 2005, and
read Utah's complaint.