Utah Division of
Forestry, Fire & State Lands

Utah Department of Natural Resources

Bear River Plans

In October 2017, the Utah Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands (FFSL) finalized the first-ever comprehensive management plan for the Bear River, a sovereign land body, which flows through Cache and Box Elder Counties. Utah Admin Code R652-2-100 authorizes FFSL to prescribe land management objectives for sovereign lands. The beds of navigable waters within the state, including the Bear River, are owned by the state but held in trust for the public. FFSL is required to ensure that all uses on, beneath or above the bed of the Bear River are regulated to ensure the protection of navigation, fish and wildlife habitat, aquatic beauty, public recreation and water quality.

You may access the most current version of the Bear River Comprehensive Management Plan through the interactive online viewing platform at the ESRI Story Map below. On this site, you can navigate through the existing conditions, interactive maps showing river classifications and FFSL’s best management practices for management implementation on the Bear River.

A PDF of the plan and Record of Decision can be downloaded by clicking on the links below.

Final Bear River Comprehensive Management Plan

Final Record of Decision

Final Bear River Comprehensive Management Plan and Record of Decision combined

Bear River Comprehensive Management Plan Story Map