Working With Diverse Partners

Partnerships are at the core of how we do business.  We work with partners on almost every aspect of land management. Our partners include a number of federal agencies, the state of Utah, local cities and counties, conservation organizations, universities, and private citizens. Partners provide assistance through a number of avenues including grants, collaborative work projects and volunteer efforts.

If you are interested in partnering with the Manti-La Sal National Forest contact your local district office to find out how you can get involved.

 

Forest Service Partnership Resource Center

The USDA Forest Service works to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations. Our partners include land management agencies across all levels of government, nonprofit and for-profit entities, and communities. Since the agency’s founding in 1905, partnerships have made significant contributions to our nation’s natural resource management. Explore this site to learn more.

 

Partner Spotlight

Snow College


The Sanpete Ranger District’s partnership with the Snow College Natural Resource Department gives students the opportunity to apply classroom principles in a professional application. The Forest Service has been able to hire students as seasonal employees through an agreement with the college. Currently students are working on landscape level monitoring of timber harvests.  This includes time lapse drone photography of the before and after footage of logging systems on steep ground, and landscape level treatments of 30,000 acres.  The students also have an opportunity to work on a variety of other projects such as laying out and preparing timber sales, applying pesticides, or managing permitted livestock and fencing. Often, the students bring with them first-hand knowledge of the local landscape.  The Sanpete Ranger District appreciates being able to provide jobs to the local economy and work experience to potential future employees of the Forest Service. We are pleased that some of the students have returned to work for the agency, even after graduating.

 

Person with white tee shirt and blue pants is holding a remote control for a drone. A person wearing a blue shirt and jeans is sitting in a forest area with a laptop
Five people are standing on either side of a pine log with shoves and hand tools. A person wearing long pants and a checked shirt uses a tablet to record data  in a mountain meadow.
Images of students from Snow College working on the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Photo credit Chad Dewey and USDA Forest Service. A person wearing a long sleeve aqua shirt leans their elbows on a large pine log.

 

Utah's Watershed Restoration Initiative

The Manti-La Sal National Forest is an active partner with Utah's Watershed Restoration Initiative (WRI).  This partner based program works to improve high priority watersheds throughout the state the of Utah. Multiple organizations and agencies work together with WRI to focus on improving three ecosystem values: 1) watershed health and biological diversity, 2) water quality and yield, and 3) opportunities for sustainable uses of natural resources. For more information on this initiative and projects in your local area, click here.