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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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Features

The Dixie National Forest Solicits Campground Concessionaire

Prospectus for Campgrounds

Dixie National Forest Supervisor Angelita S. Bulletts announced the solicitation of proposals for campground concession under a Special Use Permit (SUP) for numerous campgrounds and recreation areas on the Forest. A permit to provide high-quality public services in the operation and maintenance of government-owned recreation facilities will be issued.


Summary of Comments to Amend Sage-Grouse Plans

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

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. As plans have been implemented, potential inefficiencies and difficulties were identified. Comments were requested on an initial Notice of Intent (NOI), and a supplemental NOI to revise the 2015 plans in 2017 and 2018.  Those comments were used to create a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) to amend forest plans.  The public comment period for the DEIS ended on January 3, 2019. The comments received have been summarized into a Report.

View the latest news about the Forest Service’s Greater Sage-Grouse conservation efforts.


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Spotlights

Dedicated Hunters and Other Volunteers Plant Willows on Threemile Creek

Dedicated Hunters and Other Volunteers Plant Willows on Threemile Creek

Volunteers from the Utah Division of Wildlife’s Dedicated Hunter Program harvested willows and together with other volunteers planted over 4,000 willow stakes along Threemile Creek.

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.



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