Ashley National Forest is located in northeastern Utah and Wyoming.
It encompasses 1,384,132 National Forest acres (1,287,909 in Utah and 96,223 in Wyoming). Of the total acres, 276,175 are High Uintas Wilderness (180,530 additional acres of High Uintas Wilderness is located on the Wasatch / Cache National Forest).
Elevations on the Ashley National Forest range from 6,000 feet to over 13,500 feet.
Public Comment Period Closes for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact State
On Wednesday, January 29, the 90-day comment period for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement closed.
The Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will be analyzing the substantive comments received, revising the draft environmental impact statement, and publishing a final environmental impact statement, which will include a Response to Comment report. A Notice of Availability for the Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the fall of 2014.
Public involvement is an essential and required part of the planning process. We appreciate your participation, which will help both agencies to accomplish what they are proposing.
Visitor Information - Some quick highlights . . .
The interactive travel map shows the National Forest System roads, National Forest System trails, and areas on National Forest System lands that are designated for motor vehicle use. The map is searchable by vehicle class, time of year, route number, and travel mode. You can zoom into an area on a national forest or grassland, see the roads and trails in that area, and find out which ones are open to motor vehicles, and when. You can see rivers, lakes, mountain peaks, campgrounds, and topographic lines. Land ownership is shown by color. You can also print a map of the area you wish to visit.
Outreach Notices and Job Announcements:
Engineering Technician, Permanent Position, GS-0802-7/8/9 in Vernal, Utah.
Range Technician Permanent Position GS-0455-05/06/07 (2 positions to be filled) Duty stations Vernal and Duchesne Utah.
Timber Seasonal Positions GS-0462-3/4 Forestry Aid (General) (3 positions in Vernal Utah). GS-0462-05 Forestry Technician Timber Sale Prepraration (1 position in Vernal Utah).
Permanent Position: Social Science/Natural Resources Specialist GS-0101 or 0401-9 in Manila Utah.
Biological Science Technician (Wildlife) GS-0404-04 Full Time Temporary (Not to Exceed 6 months) 2 positions in Vernal Utah and 1 position in Duchesne Utah.
Forest Fire Management Officer GS-0301-12. Vancancy Announcement deadline February 23, 2014.
Seasonal Archaeological Technician Crew Chief GS-0102-7 and a seasonal Archaeological Technician GS-0102-5 Full Time Temporary (Not to Exceed 6 months) 2 positions in Vernal, Utah.
Range Technician GS-0455-03/04/05 Full Time Temporary (Not to Exceed 6 months) Duchesne Utah 3 positions, Vernal Utah 1 position, Manila/Dutch John 2 positions.
Wilderness/Trails Manager Duchesne GS-0401-9