Welcome to the Intermountain Region

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Photo of Nora Rasure presenting some data.New Regional Forester in the Intermountain Region

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

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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.

Image of cover page for the DEIS 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.

 Image of the Idaho and Southwestern Montana Draft Environmental Impact Statement Cover page for the Draft Nevada and Southwestern Montana Greater Sage-Grouse Environment Impact Stat Cover page for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Environment Impact Statement

Additional Information

Employment in the Intermountain Region

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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.

Enjoy these YouTube recruiting videos for the Boise National Forest and the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest. 



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.

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.

Sage-Grouse and Sage-Grouse Conservation

In March 2010 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ruled that listing the Greater Sage-Grouse was “warranted,” for listing under the Endangered Species Act.


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