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Volume 3 Issue 3 June 5, 2019 

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Thank you for staying subscribed to the Regional Intermoutain Newsletter for another year! Below you will find information about what we have been up to as well as some cool events that are coming up and information about how to stay involved with your public lands. 

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In this issue: 


Utah Shared Stewardship

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Governor Herbert (UT) and Secretary Sonny Perdue at the Utah state capitol building on May 22, 2019 signing of the Shared Stewardship Agreement. USDA photo by Charity Parks

Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue signed the Utah Shared Stewardship agreement on May 22, 2019, while visiting Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert at the Capitol in Salt Lake City.

From Nora Rasure, Intermountain Region Regional Forester, "The signing of this agreement symbolizes the Forest Service commitment to building strong partnerships within the states we work in. As part of this Shared Stewardship Agreement, the State of Utah and the Forest Service are working together to identify and map priority landscapes that will guide activities across jurisdictional boundaries. Utah and the Forest Service will work in partnership to restore these priority landscapes using all tools available, including existing programs such as Utah’s Watershed Restoration Initiative and the Governor’s Catastrophic Wildfire Reduction Strategy." 

Read full New Release here.


International Visitors

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Utah – From April 21-30, ten individuals from six countries in Eurasia traveled to Utah and Nevada to study recreation infrastructure. During the study tour, participants visited a variety of sites, including Dixie National Forest and Spring Mountains National Recreation Area located at the Humboldt- Toiyabe National Forest, to view different infrastructure examples and learn about various recreation programs. The study tour was designed to facilitate discussion and idea sharing among participants and to spark ideas and inspire customized implementation of recreation elements in participants’ home countries.

Read full article here. 


Forest Maps at Your Fingertips

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Forest Maps at Your Fingertips

Did you know that you can get free Motor Vehicle Use Maps of all the Forest in the Region on your phone? By downloading the Avenza phone app you can have access to the Forests maps even when out of service. Once you download the app on your android or iOS device, on the search bar type in the Forest you are interested in to retrieve the map. For best results, try downloading the maps in an area of good mobile service before venturing out to the Forest.

Visit the app here www.avenza.com/avenza-maps

You can also call the Forest of interest if you are having issues finding the maps. 

This is a wonderful tool to use this summer while exploring your public lands.  #GetOutdoors


National Fishing and Boating Week 

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Click picture to find out about fishing areas near you.


Celebrating Smokey's 75th Birthday

Help Smokey Bear Celebrate his 75th birthday by preventing human caused fires. While being in the great outdoors, please follow these rules when enjoying your campfires and help keep our forests green.

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