Cooperating Agencies

A key facet of the new 2012 Planning Rule is its emphasis on the Forest Service’s responsibility to engage with the public and to work more closely with State, Local, and Tribal governments when national forest managers amend or revise their land management plans.

By regulation, Cooperating Agencies are government entities that have either legal authority or special expertise in land management planning or related resource areas. In fulfilling its requirement to coordinate land management plans with local, state, tribal, and federal plans, the Manti-La Sal National Forest has signed 23 Cooperating Agency Agreements with partners to participate in Plan Revision:

  • 9 Counties: Carbon, Emery, Grand, Juab, Montrose, San Juan, Sanpete, Sevier, and Utah
  • 7 Utah Conservation Districts (CD): Grand, Juab, Price River, San Juan, Sanpete, San Rafael, and the Sevier                                   
  • 4 Cities: Moab, Blanding, Monticello, and Castle Valley
  • 2 Federal Agencies: Bureau of Land Management (BLM), and the National Park Service (NPS).
  • The State of Utah's Public Lands Policy Coordinating Office (PLPCO)

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Additional resources for State, Local and Tribal Governments interested in plan revision include “Understanding Your Opportunities for Participating in the Forest Service Planning Process" and the Cooperating Agency Rules and Regulations.  




Cooperating Agency Meetings

Cooperating Agency meetings and webinars are intended to be a platform for the Forest and its Cooperating Agencies to share information, coordinate land management planning and work collaboratively on the Manti-La Sal National Forest Plan Revision.  The Cooperating Agency meetings are open to the public who are invited to observe. 

Click on the individual meeting links below for agendas, meeting materials, and relevant summaries.

Upcoming Cooperating Agency Meetings 

March 19, 2020 - Virtual CA Meeting

Previous Meeting Summaries 

CA Group Meetings

CA Individual Meetings

June 2017 CA Meetings San Juan County - Wilderness- Dec 2017
October 2016 CA Meetings San Juan County - SMS & SCC Discussion - Jan 2018
February 2018 - Virtual Webinar Emery County - General Meeting - February 2018
March 2018 - Virtual Webinar San Rafael - Coordination Meeting - April 2018
April 2018 - Virtual Webinar  
May 2018 - Virtual Webinar  
June 2018 - Virtual Webinar  
July 2018 - Virtual Webinar  
November 2018 - Virtual Webinar  
February 2019 - Virtual Webinar  
March 2019 - Virtual Webinar  
April 2019 - Virtual Webinar  
May 2019 - Virtual Webinar  
January 2019 - Virtual Webinar  


Review and Comment Periods

End of March / Beginning of April - Public Open Houses (Dates to Be Determined