WASATCH PLATEAUS/MOUNTAINS 

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Northeastern and east-central Utah, including the largest population center in Utah known as the Wasatch Front. National forests include Uinta-Wasatch-Cache, Fishlake, and Dixie.


HOT TOPICS:

  • Large wildfires

  • WUI

  • Expanding recreational-residential construction

  • Expansion and intensity of recreation use

  • Human ignitions from target shooting and vehicles

  • Cheatgrass

  • Post-fire vegetation type conversion

  • Aspen decline

Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the most heavily used in the entire Forest Service system. A large number of homes in and around the forest presents a tremendous WUI challenge in this fire-prone ecosystem.

Resources

How Fire is Fought in Utah

Utah Community Wildfire Preparedness

Utah Division of Forestry Fire and State Lands


Subregion Representative:

Darren McAvoy, Utah State University Forestry Extension

darren.mcavoy@usu.edu

435-797-0560