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Forest Action Plan

Engaging partners to address forest priorities across Utah

The Utah Forest Action Plan 2020 takes a fresh look at all forests across the state, identifies threats and recommends strategies for Utah’s Division of Forestry, Fire & State Lands (FFSL) to work with federal, state and local partners to protect and improve the health of our forests. The new ten-year plan aligns with Utah’s Shared Stewardship Agreement, a recent partnership initiative between the USDA Forest Service Intermountain Region and the State of Utah. It builds on a shared vision and strategies to engage partners, stakeholders and communities in collaborative efforts to address forest priorities and increase forest restoration activities across all lands—federal, state and local, public and private.

The Utah Forest Action Plan concentrates on four goals:

  1. Restore healthy and resilient trees and forests across Utah.
  2. Reduce wildfire risk to communities, water resources, and other natural resource values.
  3. Increase collaborative landscape-scale forest restoration activities across the State.
  4. Build capacity among partners, stakeholders, and communities to engage in forest restoration activities across the State.

Best Management Practices

Utah’s best management practices (BMPs) program is regulated at the local level, but not the state-level. The agencies responsible for BMPs policy development are: the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands; the Utah Division of Water Quality; and the Utah State University Forestry Extension.

Click here to view the most recent BMPs recommendations on the state forestry agency website.

Click the following links to view available BMP monitoring data and implementation rates from NASF’s 2015 BMP survey and NASF’s 2019 BMP survey.

Utah Forestry Publications

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