Intermountain Trails: November 2014
November 2014 Volume 3, Issue 8
USDA Forest Service -- Intermountain Region
Forest in Focus: Manti-La Sal National Forest
Forest Supervisor - Mark Pentecost
Welcome to the Manti-La Sal National Forest. In this issue of Intermountain Trails you will get a glimpse into our communities and our work. You can view scenes from Conservation Days, a conservation education program that has been presented to fourth graders for 22 years. This kind of community engagement motivated volunteers to build a boardwalk that makes access to a popular fishing location easier.
There are stories about coal, stories that are unique to the Manti-La Sal. The coal reserves on National Forest System lands in Utah yield the largest return to the federal treasury from the National Forest system. Yet, a casual visitor to the Manti-La Sal National Forest may not even know there is a coal mine nearby. Coal is mined underground here, with very space-efficient portals. Impacts to natural resources are minimal.
Come see for yourself. You will be able to experience world class recreation opportunities, and enjoy the breathtaking scenery on the Manti-La Sal National Forest.