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Deck Replacement at the South Willow Guard Station - Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF - UT

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Dsc_0021.jpg by Rachelle Handley, US Forest Service
Come on out to the beautiful Salt Lake Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest (UWCNF), and help us put a touch of new life into an old gem! The South Willow Guard Station is located in the South Fork of the Stansbury Mountain Range in Tooele County. It sits at 6,300 feet (asl), nestled in a narrow canyon, and surrounded by piñon-juniper forest. It commands the view of the small desert mountain range within the Great Basin on the south side of the Great Salt Lake. The site was developed in 1933, and all original buildings still stand! Buildings at the guard station include the main dwelling, garage, barn, and tiolet - there is also a horse corral and pasture area. The South Willow Guard Station is rare in that is has remained unchanged since its construction. Its history is unique because it has been consistently used by Forest Service personnel for over 80 years. With your help, doing in-kind replacement of the deck will allow continued use of the guard station either administratively, or by the public through the cabin rental program, for the next  80 years! We hope to see you this fall!

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