The Dixie National Forest is located in the south central part of Utah.
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Dixie National Forest, with headquarters in Cedar City, Utah, occupies almost two million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. It straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River.Read more...

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Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact State is available for Public Comment

Cover page for the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Environment Impact StatementOn Friday, November 1, 2013, the Ashley, Manti-La Sal, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache, Fishlake, Dixie National Forests and the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released the Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Draft Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement for a 90-day public comment period. The draft would potentially amend six Forest Service and 14 BLM land use plans.

The draft considers five possible management alternatives for maintaining and increasing habitat for greater sage-grouse on Forest Service- and BLM-administered lands in Utah. The alternatives apply to federal lands and minerals only, not to private lands. Alternative D is the preferred alternative. Identification of this preferred alternative does not represent the final decision of either agency. The final alternative selected may include a mix of objectives and actions from any of the alternatives analyzed in the environmental impact statement.

Information on upcoming open houses as well as the Draft Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Land Use Plan Amendment and Environmental Impact Statement is available for review and comment on the BLM-Utah’s web site. Additional information is available on the BLM Sage-Grouse web site.

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Latest News on the Greater Sage-Grouse Conservation Effort

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

story map has been created to provide highlights of some accomplishments made by federal agencies and partners in conserving the sagebrush ecosystem. You can also view the 2016 accomplishment reportImplementation Guides are available on the Washington Office Sage-Grouse web page. Visit the Greater Sage Grouse web page for additional information.

Pine Valley Ranger District Recognized for Accessibility Work

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In April 2013, the Pine Valley Ranger District, Dixie National Forest, was awarded by the Chief of the Forest Service, Tom Tidwell, for their efforts to integrate accessibility into the Pine Valley Recreation Area.

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Intermountain Regional Forester’s Award for 2016 District Ranger of the Year

Joe Rechsteiner: District Ranger of year award

Joe Rechsteiner received the Intermountain Regional Forester’s award for District Ranger of the year!

Youth Crews remove invasive tamarisk from Moody Wash, Dixie National Forest

Youth Crews remove invasive tamarisk

The Dixie National Forest partnered with agency crews and Utah Conservation Corp youth crews (UCC) to remove Salt cedar (Tamarisk) from Moody Wash, Pine Valley Ranger District.


Boreal Toads released on Dixie National Forest, Powell Ranger District

Boreal Toads released on Dixie National Forest, Powell Ranger District

54 Boreal toad metamorphs were released during the Watershed Restoration Initiative field tour August 11th.

Dixie National Forest Hosted 4th Annual Kwiyamuntsi Paiute Youth Camp

Kwiyamuntsi Paiute Youth Camp

The camp engages Paiute tribal youth, learning cultural traditions, valuing natural and cultural resources, while connecting them to public lands within their traditional homeland.

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Dixie National Forest Visitor Guide 2015

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