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 winter 2015.
The Forest Service is currently recruiting for participants for the 24th annual Nature High Summer Camp on July 27-August 1, 2015. This is an amazing interagency program that gets Utah high school students into the woods to try their hand at Natural Resource careers. They spend a week in the beautiful Manti-La Sal National Forest learning about natural resource agencies, and service to the land. The cost is only $50 to attend (which includes housing, food and supplies for the entire week). To see more about what the camp entails, watch this fun promotional video.