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Ashley LogoAshley National Forest is located in northeastern Utah and Wyoming.

It encompasses 1,384,132 National Forest acres (1,287,909 in Utah and 96,223 in Wyoming). Of the total acres, 276,175 are High Uintas Wilderness (180,530 additional acres of High Uintas Wilderness is located on the Wasatch / Cache National Forest).

Elevations on the Ashley National Forest range from 6,000 feet to over 13,500 feet.

September 2020: There are currently no campfire restrictions on the Ashley National Forest


Ashley National Forest Revised Plan Now Available for Review and Comment

Sign with a Forest Service shield that reads, Get Involved Forest Plan RevisionThe Ashley Forest Plan Revision team has developed the preliminary draft version of its Land Management Plan (Proposed Plan). 

The plan is now open for public review September 10 - November 8, 2019.  The plan will outline how the Ashley intends to manage the forest for the next few decades, and we want your thoughts.  Fore more information, including to comment of the plan, please click here or click on Forest Plan Revision link below.

 


Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Records of Decision for Greater Sage-grouse Conservation

Male Sage-Grouse Struting

Forest Service Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Records of Decision for Greater Sage-grouse Conservation

The Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Regions of the Forests Service incorporated standards and guidelines for the conservation of greater sage-grouse into forest plans in 2015.  After two years of implementation and monitoring, the Forest Service identified new information that could be used to improve the clarity, efficiency, and implementation of the 2015 Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Amendments, in order to benefit greater sage-grouse conservation at the landscape scale.  During the development of a draft Environmental Impact Statement, comments were requested from the public and were used to create proposed revisions to greater sage-grouse plans for forests in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.  Most of the content of 2015 plans remained, but changes were proposed that incorporated new information and attempted to improve the efficiency of plan implementation.  The Final Environmental Impact Statement can be found here, and draft Records of Decision can be found at the links for ColoradoIdaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The publication of the final Environmental Impact Statement on August 2nd, 2019 begins a 60-day objection period that cannot be extended.  After the objection period, which is described in the Records of Decision and in the Federal Register,  the Forest Service will attempt to resolve any remaining concerns before creating final Records of Decision.  Members of the public may examine interactive maps of habitat management areas using a web tool.

New Project Updates for the Duchesne Roosevelt Ranger District May 2019

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Ashley National Forest Plan Revision

Potential for Wilderness Evaluation Process

 


Places you must see on the Ashley National Forest

 

 

 

High Uintas Wilderness Area

 

 

 


Visitor Information - Some quick highlights . . .

Travel stories audio tour of the FLAMING GORGE - UINTAS SCENIC BYWAY  (download the Travelstorys app from Google Play or the Apple Store and download the Flaming Gorge tour for the next time you travel from Vernal to Manila.  Visit  https://www.travelstorys.com/explore-tours/   to review some of their tours.

Interactive Visitor Use Map 

The interactive travel map shows the National Forest System roads, National Forest System trails, and areas on National Forest System lands that are designated for motor vehicle use.  The map is searchable by vehicle class, time of year, route number, and travel mode.  You can zoom into an area on a national forest or grassland, see the roads and trails in that area, and find out which ones are open to motor vehicles, and when.  You can see rivers, lakes, mountain peaks, campgrounds, and topographic lines.  Land ownership is shown by color.  You can also print a map of the area you wish to visit.

Ashley National Forest Visitor's Guide 


Job Vacancies

Outreach Notices and Job Announcements:

 

Job Announcements

Ashley National Forest
Seasonal Employment 2020


The Ashley National Forest will soon be advertising and filling several Seasonal positions for the 2020 season. Seasonal jobs are three to six month employment opportunities in fire, recreation, wildlife, fisheries, timber, range, plants, road crew, administration, and hydrology.
The vacancy announcements for these positions will be posted on the United States Forest Service official website for application submittal: https://www.usajobs.gov/ . You must select one or more of the following duty stations when applying to be considered for our positions (Duchesne, Dutch John, Manila, and Vernal). The following vacancies will only be open September 16 to October 15, 2019. You must apply during the open period to be considered for summer jobs in 2020.  To view available positions for the 2020 season go here.

If you would like to search for upcoming vacancies nationally please visit our national outreach database at :

https://fsoutreach.gdcii.com/Outreach

 

 

 

Features

Winter Travel Maps

Winter Travel Maps are available


Winter Activities on the Forest

Winter Activities on the Forest


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Spotlights

Motorized Vehicle Use Maps

Motorized Vehicle Use Maps for the Ashley National Forest




https://www.fs.usda.gov/ashley/