The Dixie National Forest is located in the south central part of Utah.
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Celebrating 50 Years of American Wilderness. Photo by: Greg Bevenger Cottonwood Forest Wilderness Box-Death Hollow Wilderness. Photo by: Terry DeLayAshdown Gorge Wilderness Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness. Photo by: Justin Laycock

 

Dixie National Forest, with headquarters in Cedar City, Utah, occupies almost two million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. It straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River.  Read more...

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Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact State is available for Public Comment

Cover page for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Environment Impact StatementOn Friday, November 1, 2013, the Ashley, Manti-La Sal, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache, Fishlake, Dixie National Forests and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement for a 90-day public comment period. The draft would potentially amend six Forest Service and 14 BLM land use plans.

The draft considers five possible management alternatives for maintaining and increasing habitat for greater sage-grouse on Forest Service- and BLM-administered lands in Utah. The alternatives apply to federal lands and minerals only, not to private lands. Alternative D is the preferred alternative. Identification of this preferred alternative does not represent the final decision of either agency. The final alternative selected may include a mix of objectives and actions from any of the alternatives analyzed in the environmental impact statement.

Information on upcoming open houses as well as the Draft Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is available for review and comment on the BLM-Utah’s web site. Additional information is available on the BLM Sage-Grouse web site.

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US Forest Service Finds Global Forests Absorb One-Third of Emissions Annually

Spearfish Canyon on the Black Hills National Forest

WASHINGTON, July 14, 2011–Forests play a more significant role in removing carbon from the atmosphere than first reported by absorbing one-third of carbon emissions annually, a new U.S. Forest Service study says. 


US Forest Service reforestation efforts a win-win for healthy forests

Forest Stream

Every year across the country, the U.S. Forest Service plants trees on thousands of acres of land...


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Motorized Travel Planning Project Implementation

ATV Trail Riding

As we implement the Motorized Travel Plan, recreationists can expect changes to the roads and trails. Travel outside of the designated system is no longer allowed on the Forest.

Escalante Headwaters Landscape Restoration Strategy

This restoration strategy looks to maintain the cultural and ecological significance of the region while providing economic opportunities that support local rural community employment.