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Truck hauling biomassThe U.S. Forest Service is seeking proposals for projects to expand wood energy and wood products markets that support sustainable forest management, especially in areas with high wildfire risks. News Release | Federal Register Notice

Picture of Upper North Fork HFRA Ecosystem Project members and Nora Rasure2015 Regional Forester Awards

Picture of Aerial firefighter “Buster” Delmonte is featured in a recent news article. As civilian, reservist 'leads' in fight against forest fires

Job Corp LogoWeber Basin Job Corp Unite with Forest Service to help train and fight wildland fire

Photo of a lookout tower with a smoke plume near it.Forest Service is using a special “Foil” known as fire wrap to protect many of the historic cabins, lookouts, bridges that can’t be replaced once they are gone.

Photo of a person holding a fish next to a ruler.Bonneville Cutthroat Trout Restoration - Temporary Closure of Mammoth Creek

Burned Area Emergency Response LogoThe goal of the Interagency Burned Area Emergency Response Program is to protect life, property, water quality, and deteriorated ecosystems from further damage after the fire is out.

Great Basin Coordination Center LogoThe Great Basin Coordination Center (GBCC) is the hub of interagency wildland firefighting activity for the states of Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming.

Photo of Forest Service employees and Air Med personnel carrying a victim.Skilled Forest Service firefighters respond to national disasters


Greater Sage-Grouse

The landscape and culture of the Interior West are characterized by the iconic sagebrush steppe ecosystems that are valued and used by people with a long and deep connection to the land. A need and desire has been identified to create a new balance between the use and protection of this landscape to conserve its important attributes, including greater sage-grouse. We have involved a multi-faceted effort that includes both planning and on-the-ground projects across multiple states. We have come together through working groups, task forces, councils, and meetings with the public, Tribes, state and federal agencies, counties, and associations. Visit the Greater Sage Grouse page to view the latest on the conservation effort.


Every Kid in the Park

Every Kid in the Park Logo

The Every Kid in a Park initiative allows fourth graders to go to the Every Kid in the Park web site and obtain a pass for free entry for them and their families to more than 2,000 federally managed lands and waters for an entire year starting September 1, 2015.

Children can discover their public lands and all they offer. As living classrooms, these outdoor places and historic sites also provide hands-on, real-world opportunities to develop critical skills and learn more about the natural world.

The Forest Service (not vendors) will offer one free holiday tree cutting permit to fourth graders who present a valid pass. Offices that do not issue holiday tree permits or who have already issued their allotted number of permits are exempt from this program. Check with your local Forest Service Office.

US Forest Service waives fees in honor of Veteran’s Day

The U.S. Forest Service will waive fees at most of its day-use recreation sites on November 11 in honor of Veteran’s Day.  The fee waiver program is in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act. Fees are waived generally for day-use areas, such as picnic grounds, developed trailheads and destination visitor centers. Concessionaire operated sites may be included in the waiver if the permit holder wishes to participate.

No fees are charged at any time on 98 percent of national forests and grasslands, and approximately two-thirds of developed recreation sites in national forests and grasslands can be used for free.


Forest Service Seeks to Expand Wood Product Markets

The Forest Service is seeking proposals for projects to expand wood energy and wood products markets that support sustainable forest management, especially in areas with high wildfire risks.