The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is located in the north center part of Utah.
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2014 Christmas Tree Cutting On National Forest In Utah
The SanPete Ranger District located in Ephraim, Utah and all venders selling permits fro that area have sold out of Christmas Tree permits.

Evanston and Mt. View Ranger Districts Christmas Tree Cutting Flyer and Map  If you are going to purchase a Christmas tree permit for the Evanston area Monday through Thursday, stop at the Evanston Ranger District office or call the Bear River Lodge at 435-642-6289 to verify if they are open. The Bear River Lodge will be open Friday through Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Both locations will be closed on Thanksgiving.  
Due to the recent storms a minimum of 4 wheel drive or a snowmobile is recommended for access on the Evanston Ranger District to obtain a Christmas Tree.

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Sawtooth National Forest Christmas Tree Cutting

Bridger-Teton National Forest Christmas Tree Cutting

Bureau of Land Management in Utah Christmas Tree Cutting

Spanish Fork Ranger District:  
Permits have been sold out

Heber-Kamas Ranger District:  Permits have been sold out.

Salt Lake Ranger District:  The bottom gate on the Farmington Canyon road will be closed tomorrow, Tuesday, November 25th for public health and safety due to the road being steep and narrow with multiple switchbacks which should not be used in adverse weather or traveling conditions, where there is no winter maintenance (snow removal)., The road will be closed to all motorized vehicles except over snow machines (snowmobiles) and off-highway vehicles (ATV's and motorcycles)

The Mill Creek Canyon road construction has been completed for the winter. Construction crews will re-pave the road were the culverts were re-placed in the spring of 2015. 

Pleasant Grove Ranger District:  The road to Silver Lake Flat Reservoir is now closed.

Fire Information

Ogden Ranger District:  Weather permitting, fire personnel plan to burn slash piles, to reduce hazardous fuels on the Ogden Ranger District in the Pineview Estates area, Monday, November 24th and Tuesday, November 25th.  Fire crews successfuly burned 285 slash piles in the New Canyon area on November 13th and 14th.

Heber-Kamas Ranger District:  Crews successfuly implemented restoration units 1 (22 acres) and 2 (4 acres) on Wednesday, October 29th.  On Thursday, October 30th crews preped and blacklined unit 6 (270 acres) and successfuly treated the unit. Fire personnel plan to continue to implement the Ponderosa Pine Restoration Project prescribed burn in the last few units weather permitting this fall.  The project is located 15 miles east of Kamas, Utah along the Mirror Lake Highway.  The plan is to burn of leaf litter, needle cast and the thick under-story of brush and juniper to preserve the genetic diversity of the Ponderosa Pine stands. Ponderosa Pine Restoration poject.  

Crews will continue to burn slash piles to reduce hazardous fuels on November 7th, in the Ledgefork campground, Kamas Ranger District,  3-4 slash piles at the South Fork Guard Station, Pleasant Grove Ranger District and 20 slash piles at the Moument Trailhead on the Spanish Fork Ranger District

Spanish Fork Ranger District:  Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest fire management personnel, in partnership with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources and Utah Partners for Conservation and Development, successfully treated the prescribed fire unit of the Bartholomew Canyon Vegetation Treatment project.  Assisting in implementation of the project were cooperators and Forest Service personnel from: Springville City, Utah County Fire, Unified Fire Authority, Bureau of Land Management, Lone Peak Fire, and Caribou-Targhee, Fishlake, Manti-La Sal and Ashley National Forests.
Bartholomew Canyon Prescribed Burn Successfuly Implemented

Evanston/Mt. View Ranger Districts:  fire personnel plan to continue to burn 80 slash piles from thinning projects to reduce hazardous fuels in the Lyman Lake area anytime through November 30, 2014. 

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Prescribed Fire Info

Please remember before you leave the Forest that your campfire is completely out and is cold before leaving. View our campfire video

Forest Issues


Seasonal / Temporary Employment!

Campground/Picnic Area, Trail and Road Conditions

Latest News on the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Effort

Cover page for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Environment Impact Statement


Surveying Pika Populations Above Brighton

The American pika is a low-profile mammal that lives at high altitudes. Related to rabbits and hares, these small, big-eyed creatures spend much of the summer preparing for a harsh winter high above the timberline. Starting in mid-September, a DWR biologist will visit an established pika area above Brighton ski resort to check on population growth.


Beetle Activity on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Beetle activity east side of Bridger Lake

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is experiencing significant beetle activity, reaching epidemic levels in some areas particularly on the North Sl...

Wasatch Legacy Project

Wasatch Legacy Project

Learn more about the Wasatch Water Legacy Partnership (WWLP).


Outdoor Educational Programs on the Salt Lake Ranger District

This photo shows children learning about the Salt Lake City Watershed while on a snowshoe tour

Outdoor educational programs availabe on the Salt Laker Ranger District in partnership with Cottonwood Canyon Foundation, Salt Lake City Deptatment of Public Utilities and REI