Submission Number: UBR-DEIS-00435 

Received: 1/27/2021 10:52:01 AM
Commenter: Geri Nielsen
Organization: Canyon Fork Ranch
State: Utah

Agency: STB
Initiative: Uinta Basin Railway EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
We own the Canyon Fork Ranch in Indian Canyon which consists of almost 400 acres we also have a forest grazing permit. If this railroad goes thru it will ruin our whole ranching operation which is part of our livelihood. It will take out our ponds that run the water to our wheel lines that water out hayfields. It will go thru the middle of our barn and cabin where we stay all summer to run the place. It will reduce the number of cows we can run on our permit plus we have to worry about cows getting hit by trains or worse then that forest fires getting started by the trains. Our ranch will be no good to us of this goes thru. It’s been in our family for four generations. You can’t replace that. The wildlife that hangs out on our place is unbelievable! We have herds of elk and deer. Rocky Mountain sheep, mountain lion, bear, skunk, raccoon, eagles and there are ducks that will be displaced when the ponds are drained . They nest there every year. Please find another route.