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.
- Large wildfires
- Expanding recreational-residential construction
- Expansion and intensity of recreation use
- Human ignitions from target shooting and vehicles
- 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.
Darren McAvoy, Utah State University Forestry Extension