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Fireworks are Prohibited on all National Forest Lands

Image - Prevent Wildfire #safetyfirst, No Fireworks allowed on the National Forest.The Forest Service reminds residents, visitors and campers that all types of fireworks are prohibited on all National Forests and Grasslands. No fireworks or pyrotechnic device of any kind may be discharged anywhere within the National Forests, regardless of weather conditions or holidays. All regulations relating to fireworks are strictly enforced and each violation is punishable as a misdemeanor by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment of not more than six months, or both. 

Forest visitors are also reminded to ensure that all fires are extinguished and cold to the touch before leaving them.

The U.S. Forest Service is a multi-faceted agency that manages and protects 154 national forests and 20 grasslands in 43 states and Puerto Rico. The agency’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the nation’s forests and grasslands to meet the needs of present and future generations.

We have an elite wildland firefighting team and the world’s largest forestry research organization. Our experts provide technical and financial help to state and local government agencies, businesses, private landowners and work government-to-government with tribes to help protect and manage non-federal forest and associated range and watershed lands.

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.

Recent News


Sage-grouse Update

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A story map has been created to provide highlights of some accomplishments made by federal agencies and partners in conserving the sagebrush ecosystem. You can also view the 2016 accomplishment report. Implementation Guides are available on the Washington Office Sage-Grouse web page. Visit the Greater Sage Grouse web page for additional information.

TransWest Express and Energy Gateway South Transmission Projects

The Forest Service has announced the publication of a Notice of Availability (NOA) for the Final Environmental Impact Statements and Draft Records of Decision for the TransWest Express and Energy Gateway South Transmission Projects. The NOA will be published in the Federal Register on January 13, 2017.
Read the Briefing Paper.
Read the News Release.


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. 

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.