Forest Action Plan
Adaptable, responsive and proactive.
The Division of Forestry, Fire, and State Lands collaborated with numerous partner agencies, organizations, and stakeholders to develop the Utah Statewide Forest Resource Assessment and Strategy Guide. This Forest Action Plan provides a comprehensive analysis of the forest-related conditions, trends, threats, and opportunities within Utah and will guide the division’s planning efforts and project work. The goal is to ensure resources are being focused on important landscape areas with the greatest opportunity to address shared management priorities and achieve meaningful outcomes.
The Utah Forest Action Plan concentrated on eight key themes: Fire Risk, Forests, Wildlife Action Plan, Water Quality, Riparian Areas, Forest Health, Distance to Managed Lands, and Urban and Community Forestry. These eight themes utilized 20 data layers to conduct the analysis and identify those areas of important forest resources for project work. Sage Grouse Management Areas and ground-truthed priority watersheds were later added.
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.