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WYOMING - Pole Mountain Travel Management Proposed Action Announced

November 10, 2015 5:52 PM

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests has announced the Proposed Action for Pole Mountain Travel Management. U.S. Forest Service (USFS) officials will be hosting two open houses in November to distribute and discuss information on the project. The Laramie Ranger District (LRD) has proposed to leave the majority of roads on Pole Mountain in their current, open status. In order to address access and resource concerns, other management proposals include shortening roads, closing roads

WYOMING - Pole Mountain Travel Management Proposed Action Announced

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests has announced the Proposed Action for Pole Mountain Travel Management. U.S. Forest Service (USFS) officials will be hosting two open houses in November to distribute and discuss information on the project.

The Laramie Ranger District (LRD) has proposed to leave the majority of roads on Pole Mountain in their current, open status. In order to address access and resource concerns, other management proposals include shortening roads, closing roads, and decommissioning roads. Additionally, the USFS proposes to add select unauthorized routes to the system, convert some roads to Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails, build new OHV trails, and use seasonal closures and designated dispersed camping as management tools.

Development of the Proposed Action was a collaborative effort, as the LRD combined public and staff input with a thorough road assessment. Public contributions came from local, state and federal groups, multiple public meetings and public comments that were received online.

Details of the Proposed Action can be found online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=46718.
A formal, 30-day public comment period started November 4, 2015. This will be the first of two formal comment periods during the project. The public will also have an opportunity to comment on the Environmental Analysis, expected to be completed in the spring of 2016.

The Forest Service will host two public open houses during the comment period to allow interested groups and individuals to work collaboratively toward improving the proposal. The open houses will have maps available for viewing and copies of the proposed action. USFS personnel will be on hand to answer questions. Dates and locations are as follows:

Laramie
Thursday, November 12, 6-8 p.m., at Laramie Plains Civic Center Ballroom, 710 E. Garfield

Cheyenne
Tuesday, November 17, 6-8 p.m., at Laramie County Library Cottonwood Meeting Room, 2200 Pioneer Ave.

Environmental Coordinator, Monique Nelson, is available to answer questions at (307) 745-2310, or via email, moniquenelson@fs.fed.us. Interested parties can also stop by the Laramie District Office at 2468 Jackson St., 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Mon. - Fri.

For more information about this project contact the Laramie Ranger District at (307) 745-2300.  You can also visit their website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/mbr.

Pole Mountain Travel Management Proposed Action Press Release

Thanks in advance and, as always, if you have any questions or concerns, please contact BRC.

Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext. 2
 

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