About the Forest

Forest Service employee with vacationersThe Dixie National Forest, with headquarters in Cedar City, Utah, occupies almost two million acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. The largest National Forest in Utah, it straddles the divide between the Great Basin and the Colorado River. Read more...

ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW
The Dixie National Forest has many different programs of work. It is also divided up into districts that are managed by a supervisors office. The Dixie has five ranger districts that manage the national forest on a smaller level in addition to the many different programs of work.  Read more...

HISTORY OF THE DIXIE NATIONAL FOREST

In 1851 when Brigham Young sent the Mormon Settlers to the St George area it was warm and lots of the people he sent here were from the deep south and they started calling it Utah's "Dixie". Read more...

CULTURAL HISTORY
Southern Utah is rich in historical lore. The first inhabitants, the Indians, had been in the area thousands of years prior to the white man. The archeological record--pictographs, petroglyphs, dwellings, and artifacts--attests to the presence of these native populations. Read more...

IDENTIFYING CONIFERS ON THE DIXIE NATIONAL FOREST
The purpose of this information is to help people identify the various conifer trees that commonly grow on the Dixie National Forest. More.

 



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