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Forest Service Wants To Sell, Raze Old Ranger Stations

The Ashley National Forest is proposing to get rid of its two oldest structures, both dating back nearly to the birth of the U.S. Forest Service more than a century ago. 

The Salt Lake Tribune reports the agency lacks the resources to properly maintain all of its historic properties. The deteriorating, rodent-infested Indian Canyon Ranger Station would be razed under the proposal posted earlier this month and open for public comment through Oct. 23. The Stockmore Ranger Station, nestled on the Duchesne River confluence with its West Fork near Hanna, would be sold to the highest bidder without restriction.