The Fishlake National Forest in central Utah features majestic stands of aspen encircling open mountain meadows that are lush with a diverse community of forbs and grasses. Fish Lake, from which the forest takes its name, is considered by many to be the gem of Utah. The largest natural mountain lake in the state, it offers trophy fishing and bird watching. The mountains of the Fishlake are a source of water for many of the neighboring communities and agricultural valleys in the region. Elk, deer, black bear, cougar and moose can be found on the Forest, as well as wild turkey and mountain goats.
Two US Forest Service Records of Decision and associated land management plan amendments are the culmination of an unprecedented planning effort in cooperation with the Bureau of Land Management to conserve greater sage-grouse and its habitat on National Forest System lands and Bureau of Land Management-administered lands. Click here to view the latest on the conservation effort. The Intermountain Region's Greater Sage-Grouse web page is here.
The Forest Service has signed a Record of Decision (ROD) that consents to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) offering the Greens Hollow Coal Tract for competitive sale. The consent is subject to requirements that will protect surface water, groundwater, roadless characteristics, sage grouse habitat, big game habitat and cultural resources.
The FS decision to consent to the BLM leasing these lands is not the final federal action. Based on FS consent, the BLM will make an independent decision on whether to offer these lands for lease.