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 fire fighters. 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 …

Media Advisory: Governor Herbert asks Utahns to “SparkChange” via Wildfire Prevention Pledge

Overview: Following the record-breaking 2018 fire season that destroyed several Utah homes, evacuated communities, degraded air quality and caused wildlife habitat to go up in flames, Gov. Gary R. Herbert and Department of Natural Resources leadership will launch Utah’s first wildfire prevention pledge: SparkChange. The pledge can be found online at SparkChange.Utah.Gov. Citizens who take the pledge will enter for …

Public Comment Sought for the Draft Colorado River Comprehensive Management Plan, Draft Green River Comprehensive Management Plan, and Updated Mineral Leasing Plan

Contact:          Laura Vernon, FFSL (801) 538-5530  Gretchen Semerad, SWCA (801) 322-4307                                      Summary: The Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (FFSL) is seeking public comment on the draft Comprehensive Management Plans (CMPs) and draft Mineral Leasing Plan (MLP) for the Green and Colorado Rivers. Multiple open houses will be held to host …