Ashley National Forest Open Houses

Ashley National Forest is holding a series of open house meetings this month that will begin the Wilderness Assessment and review of the first draft of the Species of Conservation Concern. According to Forest Service Public Affairs Officer Louis Haynes,  these two actions will lead to recommendations and eventually decisions that will guide the management of the forest for the next 15 to 20 years. The community is encouraged to come help “set the future direction of management activities on the Ashley National Forest.” Initial maps will be shown to solicit public input and local knowledge to guide recommendations to be included in the Forest Plan. Open house meetings will be held from 6:00 to 8:00pm in Vernal at UBATC on Wednesday, August 24th; in Manila at the Commission Chambers on Thursday, August 25th; and in Duchesne at the Centennial Event Center on Wednesday, August 31st.  


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.