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USDA Equal Opportunity Public Notification Policy 


2020 Seasonal Employment Outreach
2020 Intermountain Region Fire Hire
Outreach Job Announcements 

Facilitated Learning Analysis Pole Creek and Bald Mountain Fires
Bald Mountain and Pole Creek Fires Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) Information

Timber Sales/Personal Use Firewood Cutting 

Salt Lake County Wasatch Canyons General Plan Updates
For further information visit
https://slco.org/planning-transportation/wasatch-canyons-general-plan-update/

Campground/Picnic Area, Trail and Road Conditions

Please keep a clean campsite Be Bear Aware

Dispersed camping 14 day stay limit

Fire/Prescribed Fire Information


Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Prescribed Fire Info
Blacksmith Fork Prescribed Fire, Logan Ranger District
Upper Provo Prescribed Fire, Heber-Kamas Ranger District
Sheep Creek Prescribed Fire, Spanish Fork Ranger District

Wildland Fires
Snoqualmie fire located on the Salt Lake Ranger District

Forest Issues

  • Recreation Enhancement Act (REA) 2015 Accomplishment Highlights
    Recreation fee areas with standard amenities, American Fork Canyon and
    Mirror Lake Scenic Byway
  • Management Indicator Species Monitoring Frequency Change and
    Response to Comments
     
  • Current information on the the Uinta Express Pipeline
  • Secure Rural School Act/Resource Advisory Committees: 
    The Secure Rural School Act authorizes the use of Resource Advisory
    Committee (RACs) as a mechanism for local community collaboration
    with federal land managers in recommending Title II projects on federal
    lands or that will benefit resources on federal lands.
    RAC members are appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture.

    SAGE GROUSE  
    Forest Service Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Records of Decision for Greater Sage-grouse Conservation
    The Intermountain and Rocky Mountain Regions of the Forests Service incorporated standards and guidelines for the conservation of greater sage-grouse into forest plans in 2015.  After two years of implementation and monitoring, the Forest Service identified new information that could be used to improve the clarity, efficiency, and implementation of the 2015 Greater Sage-Grouse Plan Amendments, in order to benefit greater sage-grouse conservation at the landscape scale.  During the development of a draft Environmental Impact Statement, comments were requested from the public and were used to create proposed revisions to greater sage-grouse plans for forests in Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming.  Most of the content of 2015 plans remained, but changes were proposed that incorporated new information and attempted to improve the efficiency of plan implementation.  The Final Environmental Impact Statement can be found here, and draft Records of Decision can be found at the links for ColoradoIdaho, Nevada, Utah, and Wyoming. The publication of the final Environmental Impact Statement on August 2nd, 2019 begins a 60-day objection period that cannot be extended.  After the objection period, which is described in the Records of Decision and in the Federal Register,  the Forest Service will attempt to resolve any remaining concerns before creating final Records of Decision.  Members of the public may examine interactive maps of habitat management areas using a web tool.
    US Forest Service making a difference for Sage-Grouse and the sagebrush ecosystem video.

 

Recent News


Features

Surveying Pika Populations Above Brighton

The American pika is a low-profile mammal that lives at high altitudes. Related to rabbits and hares, these small, big-eyed creatures spend much of the summer preparing for a harsh winter high above the timberline. Starting in mid-September, a DWR biologist will visit an established pika area above Brighton ski resort to check on population growth.

Spotlights

Cottonwood Canyon Foundation Free Snowshoe Tours on Salt Lake Ranger District

This photo shows children learning about the Salt Lake City Watershed while on a snowshoe tour

Cottonwood Canyons Foundation invites you: 2016/2017 FREE Snowshoe With a Naturalist Tour. Learn about the natural and cultural history of the canyons on the Salt Lake Ranger Dist.

Wasatch Legacy Project

Wasatch Legacy Project

Learn more about the Wasatch Water Legacy Partnership (WWLP).

 




Beetle Activity on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest

Beetle activity east side of Bridger Lake

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache NF is experiencing significant beetle activity, reaching epidemic levels in some areas particularly on the North Slope of the Uinta Mountains.

Spanish Fork Joint Landscape Restoration Partnership Vernon Project

This photo shows the reduction of vegetation and improvement of rangelands

The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Spanish Fork Ranger District recently received the Joint Chief’s Grant for restoration projects in the Vernon Management Unit.


Highlights

Willard Peak Wildflowers

Forest Photo Gallery

 



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