Welcome to the Dixie National Forest

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...

Escalante Ranger District - Hells Backbone Bridge

U.S. Forest Service Photo by Kevin S. Abel
Hell's Backbone Road is a 38-mile gravel road that was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s, and connects the towns of Boulder, Utah and Escalante, Utah. Halfway along the road is Hell's Backbone Bridge, which is 109 feet long, and 14 feet wide. A 1,500-foot drop is on either side.

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Dixie National Forest seeks project proposals for consideration by RAC (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

The public is encouraged to propose projects designed to improve Dixie National Forest lands and the rural economies of local counties. Project funding is being made available through Title II funds under the reauthorization of the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act (Public Law 112-141). Project proposals should be submitted electronically by January 31, 2022. Projects considered by the re-chartered Dixie National Forest Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will need to be received by that date and should have environmental clearance documentation completed. More Information

Multiple Wildland Fire Positions in St George and Cedar City, Utah

The Dixie National Forest is planning to fill several permanent wildland fire positions at Cedar City and St. George, Utah duty locations. Selection and job offer for these positions will be made between February 2 and February 17, 2022. The application period is open for all positions on USAJOBS and applications must be posted in USAJOBS no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on January 18, 2022 in order to be considered. To apply go to USAJOBS - The Federal Government’s Official Jobs Site www.usajobs.gov for more information follow this LINK.


Personal-use firewood permits for sale starting January 10, 2022

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The Dixie National Forest is offering firewood cutting permits for the 2022 firewood season ending December 31, 2022 at a cost of $5 per cord, with a minimum purchase of $20 and a maximum purchase of 12 cords per household.

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.

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