Stay Informed With Your Forests ➤

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Forests and grasslands are experiencing increased disturbance, including drought, wildfires and pest-related mortality, resulting from changes in temperature and precipitation.

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Everything Fire

Fire Prevention and how you can helpLook for a job with the National Forest Service Fire fighting programNo fireworks in Region 4 Intermountain Region

 

The Forest Service has 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.

 

Exploding Target Regional Ban

Intermountain Region has issued a Closure Order for all Explosives and Exploding Targets.  As summer heats up we all must do our part to prevent a disaster. Check local fire restriction before venturing out on National Forest Service lands.

 

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

 

Recent News


Features

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.


Lucky Peak Nursery

The Lucky Peak Nursery was established in 1959. The Nursery stores seed and grows trees and shrubs for all of the National Forests in Southern Idaho, Utah, Nevada, Western Wyoming, Arizona, and New Mexico.

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.