Mud Springs Wildlife Habitat Improvement work continues

Jake Schoppe, Powell Ranger District Wildlife Biologist discusses the progress of the mastication work with the contractor on the Mud Springs Wildlife Habitat Improvement project in the Dixie National Forest’s Powell Ranger district. In October 2017 the Powell Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest released a scoping letter for the Mud Springs project located east of Red Canyon, north of Highway 12, the Decision Memo was signed in May 2018.

The purpose of this project is to improve wildlife habitat for a variety of species. To achieve their goal, Dixie National Forest biologists plan to modify the vegetation on approximately 29,921 acres in the Mud Springs Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project area, from a pinyon-juniper (PJ) dominated landscape to a seral state comprised of sagebrush, grasses, and forbs.

Confronting the Wildfire Crisis

Wildland Fire Crisis Strategy Chart

The Forest Service has launched a robust, 10-year strategy to squarely address this wildfire crisis in the places where it poses the most immediate threats to communities. The strategy, called “Confronting the Wildfire Crisis: A Strategy for Protecting Communities and Improving Resilience in America’s Forests,” combines a historic investment of congressional funding with years of scientific research and planning into a national effort that will dramatically increase the scale of forest health treatments over the next decade.  - More -

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.

Dixie National Forest biennial forest plan monitoring report available

The Dixie National Forest has recently published the biennial monitoring evaluation report for 2017 - 2018 to help the responsible official determine whether a change is needed in forest plan direction, such as plan components or other plan content that guide management of resources in the plan area.

Every Kid in a Park 4th grade pass

Any 4th grader (or 10-year-old for those who are in alternative school environments) who completes the education material on the Every Kid Outdoors. 

  • Available to U.S. 4th graders (including home-schooled and free-choice learners 10 years of age) who present a valid Every Kid Outdoors paper pass.
  • Valid for the duration of the 4th grade school year through the following summer (September 1 to August 31).
  • Honored nationwide at Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, and US Fish & Wildlife Service sites charging entrance or standard amenity fees.

Personal-use firewood permits for sale

Logs with Snow on them by Adobe Stock

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.

Make cutting a Christmas tree in the Dixie National Forest a family tradition

Christmas tree permits will go on sale to harvest a tree from the Dixie National Forest starting November 9, and will be available at the designated forest and local vendor locations.

Cedar City Office operating virtually

The Forest Supervisor's Office and Cedar City Ranger District office, with the exception of mission-critical activities, is operating virtually until further notice.


Dixie National Forest Partners Deliver ‘More Kids in the Woods’ Events

More Kids in the Woods is a program dedicated to reconnecting youth with the outdoors and providing opportunities for children and families to get outside. The Dixie National Forest is proud to partner in these programs and would like to share what’s been happening in your backyard!