COOPERATIVE EXTENSION WORK
AGRICULTURE AND HOME ECONOMICS
UTAH STATE U N IVERSITY
U. S. DEP Rf[MI!JNtD at AGNII:[)J LtrLl$E
STATE OF UTAH
To : President Daryl Chase
From : Jack H. Berryman
Date: September 1, 1961 .
Subject: Logan Canyon Road Construction.
I have the copy of Mr. Burton ts letter to you concerning the
Logan Canyon roadwork .
In the absence of Dean Floyd , I shall take the liberty of providing
you with the background information and suggestions on a reply.
For the past two years the College has been very interested in
the roadwork and named a committee to study the Logan Canyon road
and also prepared a statement on the impact of highway planning and
construction on resource use . I have served as Chairman of this
committee and have represented the College before the Cache Chamber
of Commerce and at highway planning meetings on several occ8sions ,
including the June 27 discussions mentioned by Mr. Burton.
We have expressed our position through letters from Dean Floyd
t o Regional Forester Floyd I verson and Mr . Burton , copies of which
are attached. Attached also is a dr af t of our proposed College
statement which has now been reviewed twice by the staf f and is in
the process of final editing.
We have consistently taken this position : obviously roads and
road 1mprovements are necessary but planning shotild take into account
the impact upon al l resources and , 1n the case of Lagan Canyon, the
very important scenic , recreational and f ishery resources. We have
attempted to develop the prinCiple that cost of protecting these
resources should be a normal cost of road building . In view of Mr .
Burton's letter , we have been partially successf ul . To us the issue
I n Logan Canyon goes far beyond this immediate area.
I think a reply to Mr . Burton would be appropriate . I think ,
however, we must be cautious 1n endorsing the plan 8S revised
because the Forest Service has not yet issued a special use permit
and an endorsement by us would weaken their position as well as that
of the Fish and Game Department . Fur ther, we have confined ourselves
to principle without reference to the specifics of engineering design .
With this in mind , may I suggest something along the following lines:
Thank you for your lett er commenting on the present
studies of the highway pl anning in Logan Canyon and also for
conSidering the philosophy of this University in designing the
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President Daryl Chase September 1 , 1961
Obviously the decisions concerning the specifics of
acceptable design are the responsibility of the agencies
involved, namely your the Fish and Game Dep artment ,
and the U. S. Forest Service. Our concern has been with the
principle--that highway planning must consider the impact upon
all other resources and that the cost of protecting these
resources should be a normal cost of highway construction.
We recognize that the deSign for the second phase of the
road has been modified to a considerable extent and that costs
have been increased substantially _ To us this represents
progress in the establishment of an important principle that
goes beyond Logan River. Your cooperation is much appreciated Q
I would appreciate the opportunity of discussing this matter with
c . c. Dean J . Whitney Floyd
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