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Fires in the Intermountain Region

The map below is produced by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group and is hosted on the National Fire Situational Awareness page, where users may access the map in a full browser view. Additional incident specific information may also be accessed at InciWeb.

Forest Plan Revision - How are we revising plans?

Forest Plan Revision.The National Forest Management Act of 1976 requires forest plans to be revised at least every 15 years. Congress waived the 15 year requirement as long as the Department demonstrates progress with revision. Of the 17 plans in Region 4, eight have been revised, and nine are original. The Intermountain Region currently has two forests working on plan revisions and five that will begin before 2021. Learn more about Forest Plan Revision and how you can get involved.

Intermountain Region News

 

Features

Urban Forest Connections Webinar Series

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The monthly webinars are scheduled for every second Wednesday of the month from 11:00-12:15 MDT. The next webinar, "Growing the managers of tomorrow's sustainable urban forests" is scheduled for July 18, 2018 from 1:00-2:15 p.m. ET. 

The Forest Service's Urban Forest Connections webinar series brings experts together to discuss the latest science, practice, and policy on urban forestry and the environment. These webinars are open to all. Past webinar presentations and recordings are available on the Research and Development website.

This webinar series is presented by the Forest Service's National Urban Forest Technology & Science Delivery Team

Forest Service Communication Strategy for Greater Sage-Grouse Planning

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The U.S. Forest Service is considering developing amendments to current sage-grouse conservation plans.  Public involvement is important for adding meaningful participation from the early phases of planning through finalization of the plan amendments and subsequent monitoring. A public participation strategy has been designed to assist with communication within the Forest Service and between the Forest Service and the public. 

View the latest news about the Forest Service’s Greater Sage-Grouse conservation efforts.

Spotlights

Forest Fact Sheets

Fact sheets for each forest in the Intermountain Region are now available on our web site.  These provide information on landscape, features, visitors, land ownership, wilderness, etc.

Intermountain Region Strategic Framework

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This framework helps to understand key issues, challenges, influences, and opportunities facing the Intermountain Region in order to set Regional direction for the next four years.

 




Bighorn Sheep Management Framework and Assessments

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Framework and assessment is a protocol for evaluating summer bighorn sheep habitats. Bighorn Sheep Risk of Contact Tool User Guide

Forest Service Outreach Database

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Use the Forest Service Outreach Database to search for up-coming job announcement and current job opportunities. Access the database to explore opportunities today.