Logan Canyon: Round 1,000


A controversy that began in 1959 over widening and straightening the road through scenic Logan Canyon in Utah continued in May when the Forest Service decided against a citizens' group. The group, the Logan Canyon Coalition, had submitted an 187-page critique of the state highway department's plan to enlarge the road - a National Scenic Byway - for a 27-mile stretch while straightening out some 30 curves. The coalition asked the Forest Service to require the state to preserve the canyon's rugged beauty by scaling down its "road improvements," from Logan to Bear Lake. Now that its appeal has failed, the coalition is considering a lawsuit. For more information, contact Logan Canyon Coalition members Gordon and Nadene Steinhoff at 801/753-0497.