The Intermountain Region is pleased to announce Nora Rasure as the new Regional Forester. Nora brings with her a tremendous amount of knowledge, experience and expertise. Through her leadership, the Region will accomplish many things in the future. Find out more about Nora Rasure.
The health of our forests and grasslands is an important focus that we take very seriously as we strive to succeed at Caring for the Land and Serving People.
Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Environmental Impact Statements for Region 4 Forests
On Friday, December 27, 2013, the Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management released the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Wyoming Sage-Grouse Resource Management Plan/Land Use Plan Amendments for the Rawlins, Rock Springs, Kemmerer, Pinedale, Casper and Newcastle RMPS; as well as the Thunder Basin National Grassland and Bridger-Teton and Medicine Bow National Forests Land Use Plans. This release opens a 90-day public comment period that will close March 24, 2014.
The Draft Land Use Plan Amendments/Environmental Impact Statement (LUP/DEIS) considers four possible management alternatives for maintaining and increasing habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse on BLM and Bridger-Teton and Medicine Bow National Forest and the Thunder Basin National Grassland in Wyoming. The BLM and the Forest Service have been working closely with cooperating agencies to incorporate local expertise and information.
Idaho, Nevada, Utah
The 90-day comment period for the Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Environmental Impact Statement and Land Use Plan Amendments for Idaho, Nevada and Utah closed on January 29. The Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management will be analyzing the substantive comments received, revising the draft environmental impact statement, and publishing a final environmental impact statement, which will include a Response to Comment report. A Notice of Availability for the Proposed Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is expected to be published in the Federal Register in the fall of 2014
Public involvement is an essential and required part of the planning process. We appreciate your participation, which will help both agencies accomplish what they are proposing.
Colorado Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Environmental Impact Statement - The Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management received a substantial amount of comments from our stakeholders, government entities, and tribes. Careful analysis of all substantive comments is ongoing and a Response to Comment Report will be included in the Final Environmental Impact Statement expected to be issued in the fall of 2014.
The U.S. Forest Service needs a variety of skills and experience in order to fulfill its multiple use missions. A variety of temporary positions will be offered competitively throughout the region.
A Forest Service career will put you on the front lines of conservation, wildland fire, intelligent resource utilization and wildland management. The challenge is to help manage the nation's forests, ranges and wetlands in ways that are most environmentally responsible, sustainable for the long term, and most effective for the American citizens who use them.