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50th Wilderness Anniversary



Photo of a lake surrounded by pines with a rocky shale mountain in the background. Photo of an area in the Cottonwood Wilderness on the Dixie National Forest Photo of an area in the Dark Canyon Wilderness on the Manti-La Sal National Forest Photo of an area in the Mount Timpanogos Wilderness on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest taken taken by Bruce Tremper. Photo of a mountain in the Sawtooth Wilderness on the Sawtooth National Forest

Features

Sage-Grouse Updates

Photo of a Sage-Grouse struting in the grass.

In April 2010, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) decided that listing the greater sage-grouse for protection under the Endangered Species Act was "warranted but precluded." The FWS is going to decide whether the greater sage-grouse should be listed in fiscal year (FY) 2015 based on the court-approved settlement agreement. The settlement agreement requires the Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service to include clear objectives and desired habitat conditions, management actions, and area-wide standards and guidelines in the land-use plans and amendments for each involved unit by the end of FY 2014.

Spotlights

Climate Change

Global climate change is altering forest and grassland ecosystems. These lands produce services such as water, clean air, wood products, recreation, wildlife habitats, etc.

Fishlake National Forest Pando Clone

The Pando Clone is an aspen stand encompassing approximately 106 acres on the Fishlake National Forest. This clone (based on DNA testing) is thought to be the largest organism in the world.

 




Power Line Projects

The Dixie National Forest is the lead forest for three power line projects that will potentially impact all Utah forests. The Forest Service is not the lead agency; BLM is the lead agency.

Forest to Faucets Program

The Forests to Faucets Project identifies areas that supply surface drinking water, have consumer demand for this water, and are facing significant development threats.


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