CEDAR CITY — Restoring watersheds, fixing up trails or removing noxious weeds in Dixie National Forest are among the projects that can be embraced through more than $1 million that is being made available.

All projects should be designed to improve the forest lands and rural economies of local communities. The funds are being made available by Garfield, Iron, Kane and Washington counties, which receive federal money based on a number of factors.

Individuals, nonprofit organizations and local governments can submit project applications, which, if approved, will make the money free for 2011 implementation.

Preliminary project applications should be submitted electronically or postmarked by 5 p.m. July 30, 2010.

Projects selected by the Dixie National Forest Resource Advisory Committee for further consideration will be required to submit additional information later.

Those applications are available at the Dixie National Forest website, www.fs.fed.us/r4/dixie/, or its headquarters, 1789 N. Wedgewood. For more information, call 435-865-3700.

— Amy Joi O'Donoghue