A program to control off-highway vehicle use along the local foothills was restarted last week, and volunteers are needed to help with the project.
"Most of the problems we are dealing with are the result of a lack of public awareness," said Loyal Clark, public information officer for the Uinta National Forest.Clark said volunteers are need to help place notices in local papers and to help bring the "Tread Lightly" program to local schools.
Also, the Forest Service is asking residents who live near the foothills to form neighborhood watch systems to help law enforcement agencies apprehend vehicle users who violate public land closures. She asked that OHV users step forward to help the Forest Service educate riders about open trails and help develop additional riding areas.
Clark said Utah Power & Light Co. will donate seed to restore vegetation in the foothills, but groups are needed to help plant the seed.
To volunteer, contact the Uinta National Forest at 377-5780.