Near Willard in Box Elder County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Recognizing the need to restore this community watershed, the town of Willard, State of Utah and Box Elder County provided funds for its purchase. The land was deeded to the US Government and turned over to the Forest Service for protection and management.
In 1936, the Forest Service cooperating with the Soil Conservation Services and the Civilian Conservation Corps began a rehabilitation program. The area was fenced and 700 miles of terraces were constructed. Grass and trees were planted to restore the plant cover and prevent further damaging floods.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Disasters • Environment • Horticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1923.
Location. 41° 24.66′ N, 111° 58.14′ W. Marker is near Willard, Utah, in Box Elder County. Marker can be reached from Willard Peak Road (Forest Road 84), on the rightTouch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Willard UT 84340, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brigham City Fire Station/City Hall (approx. 7.3 miles away); Brigham City Co-op Store (approx. 7.3 miles away); Erected in Honor of Brigham Young (approx. 7.4 miles away); Liberty (approx. 7.7 miles away); Martin Henderson Harris (approx. 8.9 miles away); Corinne - Pioneer Railroad Town (approx. 12 miles away); Water Bell (approx. 12 miles away); Corinne Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 12 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on July 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 8, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 8, 2019, by Andrew Johnson of Salt Lake City, Utah. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.