Welcome to the Intermountain Region

Photo of a lake surrounded by pines with a rocky shale mountain in the background. Photo of an area in the Cottonwood Wilderness on the Dixie National Forest Photo of an area in the Dark Canyon Wilderness on the Manti-La Sal National Forest Photo of an area in the Mount Timpanogos Wilderness on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest taken taken by Bruce Tremper. Photo of a mountain in the Sawtooth Wilderness on the Sawtooth National Forest

Landscape Restoration Partnership Contributes to Healthier Forests and Grasslands

Two restoration projects in the Intermountain Region were selected to receive funding through the 2015 Chiefs’ Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership. The additional funding will help the forests meet forest and grassland health goals.

  1. The Upper North Fork project  on the Salmon-Challis National Forest treats hazardous fuels on private lands where wildland fires have a high probability of starting, and adjacent National Forest lands where they will initially spread.  
  2. The West Vernon project on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is focused on restoring sage steppe ecosystems through the reduction of fuels while improving rangeland conditions and habitat quality for at risk species such as sage grouse. 

The Forest Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service entered into a multi-year partnership, the Chiefs’ Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership, to improve the health and resiliency of forest ecosystems where public and private lands meet across the nation. The vision is to restore landscapes regardless of land ownership, reduce wildfire threats to communities and landowners, protect water quality and supply and improve habitat for at-risk species.


Sage-Grouse Updates


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 employs more than 30,000 permanent employees in hundreds of locations across the country. Forest Service employees focus their skills to manage and improve our nation's forest lands in many ways. Many work in forest and range research, some develop the skills of others at our Job Corps Centers and others provide expertise in State and Private Forestry partnerships across the country. If you are as dedicated to advancing our mission as we are, you should seek job opportunites where your skills are competitive.


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.

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.

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.


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