Two men discuss projectThe Forest Service celebrated it's Centennial Anniversary on July 1, 2005. In the late 1890s Congress set aside selected forests and grasslands for the protection of watersheds for communities, and so that the land would be managed in perpetuity for multiple uses. One of the methods used to accomplish this work is to identify specific projects that will benefit the ecology of the land and meet the needs of the people living nearby, or utilizing it for recreation or livelihood.

Dixie National Forest Projects

Dixie National Forest Current and Recent Projects

Note: Not all projects may appear on map. See list below for complete list of projects with more information or documentation.

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Developing Proposal

Asay Creek Farm Bill Project

Proposed Project Description: approximately 2,988 acres in the Dixie National Forest-Cedar City Ranger District would receive vegetation treatments to improve forest health, reduce the threat of insect disease, and reduce fire threat and risk.

Coyote Hollow Pockets Pipeline

The purpose of this project is to improve wildlife habitat by increasing livestock distribution on the Coyote Hollow allotment. There is a need to add & bury eight miles of water pipeline and a solar pump through the Pacer and Antimony Creek pastures

Escape Adventures Hut to Hut Project

The DNF, Powell and Escalante Ranger Districts received a request from Escape Adventures, Inc. to continue their guiding activities and to install four (4) non-permanent huts.

Under Analysis

Amendments to Land Management Plans Regarding Sage-grouse Conservation

The Forest Service is considering amending its land management plans to address new and evolving issues arising since implementing sage-grouse plans in 2015. This project is in cooperation with the USDI Bureau of Land Management.

Grass Valley Creek Watershed Restoration

The Grass Creek Watershed was selected as a project area for NFMA analysis due to its departure from a healthy functioning ecosystem. Analysis will focus on fire restoration, fuels reduction, aspen regeneration, and biodiversity.

Jacob's Valley Vegetation Management Project

This project proposes to address forest health at both the stand and landscape level to maintain and enhance ecosystem function, watershed characteristics, visual aesthetics, recreational and implementation of the motorized travel plan.

North Hills Wild Horse Joint Management Area

Collaborative analysis for continued wild horse management in southern Utah lands administered by USDI Bureau of Land Management and USDA Forest Service-Dixie National Forest.

Paunsaugunt Plateau Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project

This project would maintain and improve the status of the Paunsaugunt boreal toad population and other key wildlife species by increasing the availability of woody browse, such as aspen, adjacent to current, historic and potential use areas.

Pinto Creek Grade Control/Stream Restoration

The Pine Valley Ranger District proposes maintenance of the water table on Pinto Creek and restoration of stream channel character along 0.4 miles of Pinto Creek using standard stream restoration practices to restore stream channel morphology.

Powell Travel Management Project

The Powell Ranger District of the Dixie National Forest is proposing to revise its system of motorized roads and trails. Some of the activities are proposed in Inventoried Roadless Areas.

Analysis Completed

Brian Head Fire Rehabilitation Project

In the summer of 2017 the Brian Head fire burned more than 71,000 acres of private, state, and federal land. This project focuses on rehabilitation for the burned area and areas immediately adjacent.

Energy Gateway South 500 kV Powerline (EGS)

This proposed 500 kV transmission line is designed to deliver power to Rocky Mountain Power utility costumers in Utah and the intermountain west. Generation sources are located in central Wyoming.

New Administrative Office Facility

The project would occur at an administrative site currently owned by the Forest Service in downtown Cedar City, UT. Old Forest Service facilities would be taken down to provide space for a new administrative office for the Forest Service.

Panguitch Watershed Water Quality Emergency CE

Fencing permitted livestock out of springs within the Panguitch Municipal Watershed in order to protect public health and safety. The watershed is currently at risk due to fecal coliform contamination.

Pinto Watershed and Defensible Fire Space Improvement Project

WUI fuels reduction, winter range enhancement, grass and forbe diversity improvement, and watershed improvement to reduce TMDL to Newcastle reservoir.

Strawberry Road Easement

The purpose of the project is to grant Kane County, Utah to continue to operate and maintain Strawberry Road.

Transwest Express 600 kV Direct Current Powerline (TWE)

This proposed 600 kV direct current transmission line is designed to carry renewable energy (primarily wind power) from generation sources in central Wyoming to markets in in the pacific southwest

On Hold

Escalante Ranger District Eastside Allotments

The purpose of this project is to continue to authorize livestock grazing in a manner that will continue to meet or satisfactorily move Dixie National Forest resources toward desired condition and meet Forest Plan objectives.


BLM Wild Horse Management NEPA

Analysis for continued wild horse management in southern Utah lands administered by USDI Bureau of Land Management and USDA Forest Service-Dixie National Forest. BLM NEPA completed. Dixie National Forest NEPA to be started under new NEPA in 2016.

Project Archive

Some of our older projects can be accessed in our Project Archive.