Welcome to the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest






The Forest encompasses 2.2 million acres in Northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming. Offices are located in South Jordan, Logan, Ogden, Salt Lake, Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, Heber, Kamas, and Evanston and Mountain View, Wyoming.

The Forest receives 9 million visitors annually and is one of the most heavily visited forests in the nation. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is where civilization meets the “wild.” Metropolitan areas and communities bordering the forest make up some of the fastest growing areas in the Intermountain West. Quick, convenient access is available to forest visitors year-round, making the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache an intensely used destination spanning backyard to backcountry. Roads and trails lead visitors to natural settings and spectacular vistas with fresh water and clean air. In winter, the “Greatest Snow on Earth” draws people from around the world. Forest lands have sustained local communities for thousands of years.

Even though fire restrictions are not in effect on this Forest, exercise caution with campfires, and make sure your campfires are completely extinguished. 

  • Wasatch Wildfire Crisis Landscape Project

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    USDA identified funding for the Wasatch Landscape Priority Investment project on January 19, 2023. The Wasatch landscape encompasses approximately 1.1 million acres, including National Forest System, state, private, tribal and Bureau of Land Management lands.

  • What's Happening on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest?

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    Welcome to the stories page. These features cover a wide range of topics including project work, successes, partnerships, history and culture, employees, and recreation opportunities.

Learn more about the Greater Sage grouse /Forest Service Issues Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Records of Decision for Greater Sage-grouse Conservation.

  • What is Prescribed Fire?

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    Learn more about planned, on-going and completed prescribed fire operations across the USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region.


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.

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