Latest Manti-La Sal National Forest Stories
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.
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.
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.
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.