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The Dixie National Forest asks the public to please recreate responsibly. Law enforcement and/or search and rescue operations may be limited due to COVID-19 issues. High-risk activities such as rock climbing, etc. or backcountry activities that increase your chance of injury or distress should be avoided. We also encourage you to follow public health guidelines regarding social distancing while you recreate in National Forests. For more information about how the Forest Service is responding to COVID-19, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/about-agency/covid19-updates.

To see a full list of recreation closures on the Dixie, please see this PDF: Link

 

 

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.

 

Features

Captive bred Boreal Toads released on Paunsaugunt Plateau for second year

Following the successful captive breeding of boreal toad at Denver Zoo last year, just under 500 captive bred toads were released June 16, 2020 into their native range on the Paunsaugunt Plateau in the Powell Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest.


Wildlife biologists working to strengthen Colorado River Cutthroat trout

Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists took to the Dixie National forest looking to trap Colorado River Cutthroat trout in the Escalante Ranger District’s Barker Recreation Area.


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