BLM, USFS Plans for Western Public Lands Provide for Greater Sage-Grouse Protection, Balanced Development
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.
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.
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.