The deep sandstone canyons, mountaintops, meadows, lakes, and streams of the Manti-La Sal National Forest create a diverse landscape. From the Abajos and La Sals in southeastern Utah to the Wasatch Plateau and Sanpitch mountains hundreds of miles away in central Utah, the Forest is a welcome retreat.
Think of the Manti-La Sal as a group of far-flung islands of forest that are scattered from central Utah to southeastern Utah and western Colorado. The Sanpitch Mountains and the Wasatch Plateau are closest to the urban areas of the Wasatch Front. Far to the southeast are two other islands of Forest, the La Sal mountains, and the Abajo/Elk Ridge mountains.
Fourth grade students from Carbon and Emery County Schools made a great trip to Huntington Canyon in May. At the 21st Annual Conservation Days they learned about wildlife, fisheries, watersheds, archeology and camping etiquette. And they had fun! Forest Service employees were joined by Roger and Shelley Behling from the Utah Association of Conservation Districts as they taught kids all about the outdoors and what they can do there.