Land & Resources Management

A family with children of different ages is all fishing together at a lake on the Forest."The nation behaves well if it treats the natural resources as assets which it must turn over to the next generation increased, and not impaired, in value."  

Theodore Roosevelt





The Forest Service mission "to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the Nation's forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations", requires a considerable amount of planning and interaction with other agencies, state and local governments, tribes, individuals and organizations. The Manti-La Sal National Forest is managed not only to attain, maintain and improve upon this mission but also to live the Forest Service motto of "caring for the land and serving people." Natural resources that are managed on the forest include vegetation, water, soil, wildlife, air and minerals. Social and cultural resources that are managed on the forest include recreation, access, scenery, and historic, heritage, archeological, and tribal resources.

The Forest Service uses two levels of planning to manage the forest for today and tomorrow. Forest level PLANNING takes a programmatic look and provides direction for site-specific PROJECT planning.

What you will find under the Land and Resources Management Pages:

Planning: Current Manti-La Sal Forest Plan Revision Information and Documents

Projects: Documents associated with environmental analysis of projects on the Manti-La Sal National Forest

Resource Management: Range Annual Operating Instructions and resource projects of public interest that would not be found under Projects.

Geospatial Data: Features downloadable geospatial data for the Manti-La Sal National Forest, a link to the Interactive Travel Map, and other links related to geographic information services.

Fire Management: Information regarding current Fire Management on the Manti-La Sal National Forest

Land and Resource Management Plan: Current Manti-La Sal Land and Resource Management Plan along with Amendments and Maps.


Great Basin Station RFEI

Great Basin Station

The Manti- La Sal National Forest is seeking applications through a Request For Expressed Interest for a future permit holder and partner at the Great Basin Station Facilities near Ephraim. Applications are due by May 1, 2021.

Travel Analysis Report

Gravel Road leading to fall aspen and dark stormy clouds

The Manti-La Sal National Forest has released its Travel Analysis Report. You can read about it here

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