Local Agencies Receive Hands-on Training at No. Utah Wildland Engine Workshop

RICH COUNTY, Utah (June 6, 2022) – The Bear River Area of the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands hosted a wildland engine workshop over two days at Bear Lake State Park.  Twenty-one engines and over 100 personnel came from eight counties to participate in the workshop. “Interagency work is the core of wildland firefighting. These local resources …

Southeast Area and Interagency Partners Honored with Pulaski Award

PRICE, Utah (May 31, 2022) – The Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands Southeast Area, their interagency partners and the Bureau of Land Management Green River District were selected as the winner of the 2022 Pulaski Award by the National Interagency Fire Center. The interagency partners were honored with the award for their work on the Bear and Bennion …

Utah Lake Phragmites Control Story Map

Check out our Utah Lake Phragmites Control story map! It displays an overview of the successful collaborative efforts to remove invasive Phragmites from the shoreline. Our division has been dedicated to this effort since 2014. Phragmites cover on Utah Lake has been reduced by approximately 70%. The story map includes the slider shown below which displays the visible reduction from …

Beaver Dam Analog Installation

Sovereign Lands staff are installing Beaver Dam Analogs to mimic natural beaver dams in Corner Canyon Creek, just upstream of its confluence with the Jordan River in the Galena Soo’nkahni Preserve. When complete, these structures are designed to re-establish floodplain hydrology which will restore wetlands, support native riparian vegetation which improves wildlife habitat, improve water quality, reduce downstream sedimentation and …

State Forester’s Awards

Ron Roth received the Forest Stewardship Achievement Award. Tony & Pam Gallogly received the Forest Land Managers of the Year Award.

Careless Spring Burning Sparks Wildfires

Salt Lake City, Utah – Fire officials are issuing a strong caution as warmer weather arrives. Several field clearing and debris burns in several counties have escaped, requiring action by firefighters. Fire managers say these fires were all preventable and they recommend taking some simple precautions to safely and successfully burn. Notify your local fire department of your intention to …