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The Fishlake National Forest in central Utah features majestic stands of aspen encircling open mountain meadows that are lush with a diverse community of forbs and grasses. Fish Lake, from which the forest takes its name, is considered by many to be the gem of Utah. The largest natural mountain lake in the state, it offers trophy fishing and bird watching. The mountains of the Fishlake are a source of water for many of the neighboring communities and agricultural valleys in the region. Elk, deer, black bear, cougar and moose can be found on the Forest, as well as wild turkey and mountain goats.

 

 

View of Fish Lake from an overlook near the south end of the lake Atv riders in the forest Cattle on a grazing allotment Loading logs on a log truck Snowmobile plowing through the snow A gather of bull elk Prescribed fire and mechanical treatment Petroglyph panel Two employees netting fish Third graders at Gooseberry

 

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Forest Service Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Records of Decision for Greater Sage-grouse Conservation

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.  After two years of implementation and monitoring, the Forest Service identified new information that could be used to improve the clarity, efficiency, and implementation of the 2015 Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Amendments, in order to benefit greater sage-grouse conservation at the landscape scale.  During the development of a draft Environmental Impact Statement, comments were requested from the public and were used to create proposed revisions to greater sage-grouse plans for forests in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.  Most of the content of 2015 plans remained, but changes were proposed that incorporated new information and attempted to improve the efficiency of plan implementation.  The Final Environmental Impact Statement can be found here, and draft Records of Decision can be found at the links for ColoradoIdaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The publication of the final Environmental Impact Statement on August 2nd, 2019 begins a 60-day objection period that cannot be extended.  After the objection period, which is described in the Records of Decision and in the Federal Register,  the Forest Service will attempt to resolve any remaining concerns before creating final Records of Decision.  Members of the public may examine interactive maps of habitat management areas using a web tool.

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

 

Features

Pando - (I Spread)

Aspen trees in autumn

The Pando aspen clone is believed to be the largest organism ever found. Pando is located south west of Fish Lake on Utah's Scenic Byway (U-25).

Spotlights

OHV Travel Maps Available

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Travel Maps help you know where you are on the Forest, as well as assist you in knowing what routes are open so that you may enjoy your visit to the Fishlake National Forest.

Forests to Faucets

Map of the United States showing national forests sources of water

The Forests to Faucets project models and maps the land areas most important to surface drinking water and the role forests play in protecting these areas.

 




Climate Change

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The nation's forests and grasslands are at risk due to the effects of climate change and other major drivers of landscape change. 


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