Appeals and Litigation

Forest Service managers make many resource management decisions, which may be subject to appeal (request to a higher authority for administrative review of a decision). Click here to view appeal responses for the Intermountain Region issued after October 1, 2006. You will view these on the National Appeals web site, which will open in a new browser window.

Pre-Decisional Objections

Proposed Forest Service Decisions regarding hazardous fuel reduction projects ar subject to a "pre-decisional" review process. In these cases, the public may submit comments on the project for consideration prior to the final decision being signed. Click here to view objection responses for the Intermountain Region. You will view these on the National Objections web site, which will open in a new browser window.

Secure Rural Schools

On October 3, 2008, H.R. 1424 became Public Law (P.L.) 110-343.  Section 601 in Division C of H.R. 1424 reauthorized and amended the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act of 2000 as originally enacted in P.L. 106-393. More than $500 million for FY 2008 will be available to 41 states and Puerto Rico for improvements to public schools, road maintenance and stewardship projects under this act.

Fishlake National Forest & Boulder Mountain Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project

The Beaver, Fillmore, Fremont River, and Richfield Ranger Districts of the Fishlake National Forest worked together to design a landscape scale project to remove encroaching pinyon and juniper trees in effort to improve wildlife habitat across the Fishlake National Forest. Continue reading...


Wild and Scenic Rivers Suitability Study for National Forest Lands in Utah

The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System is comprised of rivers that Congress authorizes for inclusion or that are designated as wild, scenic, or recreational rivers by the legislatures of the states through which they flow. Rivers that are designated by a state must be administered permanently as wild, scenic, or recreational rivers by an agency or political subdivision of the state concerned, determined by the Secretary of the Interior as meeting the criteria established in the Act, and approved by the Secretary for inclusion in the System.