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Sign that reads, Fireworks are illegal on public lands; every forest, evey campsite, every day.Click the photo to watch a video about wildfire prevention. Photo of two children enjoying a horseback ride with adults holding the horses on Yellowpine Nature Trail. Photo of two boys reading a map in front of their tent. Photo of a man and a little girl looking through binoculars.
 

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Sage-GrouseWest Desert Sage-Grouse Working Group participated in a field trip on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Photo of a employees listening to an Air Med instructor with a helicopter in the background.Air Med Training for Forest Personnel

Dixie National Forest's Sieler Stewardship Project was featured in the Mule Deer Foundation member magaine. 

Photo of a bridge over a river.Partnerships helped provide a new infrastructure that was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on the Caribou-Targhee National Forest.

Photo of a group of people standing around learning about the Forest Landscape project.The Payette Forest Coalition and Payette National Forest hosted a field trip to see and learn about restoration accomplishments on the forest.

Smokey Bear hot air balloon participated in the 2015 Americas Freedom Festival in Provo, Utah.

Free shuttle is available to Albion Basin in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Forest Used Aerial Ignition During Spring Prescribed Burning

Fire Prevention Message

Poster of smokey pointing his finger at you; Only you can prevent wildfires. Fireworks and other pyrotechnic devices are prohibited on national forest lands year-round, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. The prohibition is directed at concerns over the potential for fire ignition associated with the use of fireworks on public lands. Campfires should always be attended to and be “dead out” before leaving the area. Care should be taken with all ignition sources: cigarettes, matches, dragging chains and vehicle parts, sparks from chainsaws, etc…

The forecast for the Great Basin calls for hot dry weather:
Great Basin Coordination Center weather outlook
National Interagency Coordination Center weather outlook

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BLM, USFS Plans for Greater Sage-Grouse Protection

Sage-Grouse

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) released final environmental reviews for proposed land use plans that will help conserve greater sage-grouse habitat and support sustainable economic development on portions of public lands in 10 states across the West. The land management plans, developed during the past three years in partnership with the states and with input from local partners, will benefit wildlife, outdoor recreation, ranching and other traditional land uses that rely on a healthy sagebrush landscape.

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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.

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.


Fire Danger Level: High

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