On June 7th-9th, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) working with the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation, Utah Backcountry Hunters and Anglers, Sportsmen for Fish and Wildlife (SFW), Utah Schools and Institutional Trust Lands (SITLA) and onX Hunt initiated and completed a trailhead expansion, clean-up and infrastructure installation project. Sego Canyon is one of the two access sites for the Little Creek Roadless Area of the Book Cliffs.
UDWR and SFW spent two days with heavy equipment expanding the parking to allow trucks and trailers room to use the trailhead unencumbered. This trailhead is extremely small, and this site sees large and ever-expanding populations of backcountry horsemen, hikers, hunters and anglers. This expansion also opened up additional camping sites for those willing to use those resources.
On the final day, volunteers from BHA worked with the UDWR to install an information kiosk and ten hitching posts to be used by backcountry horsemen. The kiosk provides a trailhead map to delineate parking and camping and also an informational panel which stresses front and backcountry travel and camping ethics. A stewardship grant from onX Hunt supported the cost of the kiosk.
All in all, it was a wonderful collaborative project, and BHA looks forward to similar projects in order to facilitate our access on public lands and positive land ethics. “We are incredibly excited to have the logos of BHA and onX Hunt at this critical access point to one of the most treasured backcountry areas in the state,” said Utah BHA Vice Chair, Caitlin Curry. “OnX continues to be an excellent partner in conservation for BHA.”
Keep an eye on our chapter social media pages (Facebook & Instagram) and Events webpage for opportunities to RSVP for future field work and make a positive impact on our public lands and wildlife through boots-on-the-ground work.