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Bears Ears National Monument

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President Obama designated the Bears Ears National Monument, protecting sacred sites, spectacular scenery and important natural and cultural resources in the desert landscape of southeastern Utah. In coordination with the Bureau of Land Management, the Forest Service is committed to collaborating with state and local governments, tribal nations and individuals in developing a plan for the management of the monument. The Forest Service is involved in the Bears Ears National Monument because approximately 289,000 acres of the Manti-La Sal National Forest lies within the monument boundary. Visit the Bears Ears National Monument web page for a map and specific facts about the the area.

Region 4 Fire Hire

Photo of a firefighting crew hiking on a trail.The Intermountain Region Fire Hire program is a streamlined hiring process for hiring permanent full time and permanent part time fire positions at the GS4 - GS9 levels. The unique feature of this process is the ability to immediately backfill positions that have been vacated during the fire hiring process. This is not for summer seasonal temporary positions. All positions filled during Fire Hire require a minimum of 90 days of wildland firefighting experience. To apply --, for a tutorial on how to apply -- Application How To.


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.