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2008-09-26 09:00:21

By Elizabeth Stuart Deseret News In the past 13 years, Manti-La Sal National Forest ranger station has seen all sorts of job applicants -- fresh-out-of-high-school students trying to earn money for college, outdoor enthusiasts looking to land a fun job and 20-somethings just getting started on their scientific careers. But in all that time, said U.S. Forest Service silviculturist Diane Cote, only one Hispanic has walked into the station with an application in hand. "I don't know why...

2008-08-23 12:00:33

A 50-acre fire burning in Fish Creek Drainage about 10 miles northwest of Scofield continues to be monitored, but not suppressed, by managers of the Price/Ferron Ranger District. The lightning-caused fired began July 30 and is being allowed to burn as a part of a forest resources management plan. The fire is burning in a sub-alpine fir, spruce and aspen ecosystem in the Manti-La Sal National Forest and is regularly monitored to determine if suppression action is necessary to protect life...

2008-08-14 09:00:38

A wildfire burning in central Utah could be contained today, officials said. The Dry Fork fire has charred 30 acres of steep terrain in the Manti-La Sal National Forest just seven miles northeast of Levan. The fire was 75 percent contained Wednesday night, said Forest Service spokesman Chris Wehrli. The fire is not threatening any structures. No injuries have been reported. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-07-31 09:00:47

SCOFIELD, Carbon County -- Fire authorities will conduct a prescribed burn over the next few days to get rid of cheatgrass taking over mountain ridges here. Manti-La Sal National Forest officials said the burn will begin Wednesday and will be focused along the Fish Creek drainage in ridges west of Scofield Reservoir. After the burn, forest service crews will attempt to replace the cheatgrass with native grasses. (c) 2008 Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Provided by ProQuest Information...


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