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 received the Intermountain Regional Forester’s award for District Ranger of the year!

Youth Crews remove invasive tamarisk from Moody Wash, Dixie National Forest

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

54 Boreal toad metamorphs were released during the Watershed Restoration Initiative field tour August 11th.

Dixie National Forest Hosted 4th Annual Kwiyamuntsi Paiute Youth Camp

The camp engages Paiute tribal youth, learning cultural traditions, valuing natural and cultural resources, while connecting them to public lands within their traditional homeland.

National Public Lands Day on Pine Valley Ranger District, Dixie National Forest

On September 24th 2016 the Pine Valley Ranger District celebrated National Public Lands Day with volunteers completing a project on the Bull Valley ATV Trail and Trail head improvement project.

Congressman Chris Stewart Visits Saddle Fire

Congressman Stewart (R-Utah) visited the Saddle Fire, Dixie National Forest, Pine Valley RD, on July 26th. 

Sit and relax at the newly renovated Red Canyon Amphitheater

The Sierra Club Southwest Service Group completed partial restoration of the Red Canyon Amphitheatre.

Dixie National Forest: Water for Wildlife

The Powell Ranger District recently utilized a helicopter to fly in water guzzlers (water catchment) for wildlife benefits on the Paunsaugant Plateau

DNF engaging 4th Graders at Water Fair and Community Garden Fair

Ask a 4th grader in Washington County about watersheds! The Pine Valley Ranger District participated in the Washington County Water District 4th grade water fair.

Dixie National Forest Hosts BioBlitz event in Cedar City

The Dixie National Forest hosted the first Cedar City BioBlitz at Cedar Canyon Nature Park August 26-27th.  

Dixie National Forest hosts Smokey Bear Hot Air Balloon at Balloon Festival

The annual Panguitch Hot Air Balloon Festival was held June 23-26th.

Motorized Travel Planning Project Implementation

As we implement the Motorized Travel Plan, recreationists can expect changes to the roads and trails. Travel outside of the designated system is no longer allowed on the Forest.

SUU’S Intergovernmental Internship Cooperative

This year the Dixie, Fishlake and Kaibab National Forests, and the Intermountain Region’s engineering program hired 92 interns, a total of 41,422 hours this field season!

Escalante Headwaters Landscape Restoration Strategy

This restoration strategy looks to maintain the cultural and ecological significance of the region while providing economic opportunities that support local rural community employment.*