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

Picture of 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.

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