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WYOMING - FS Seeks Comments on Motor Vehicle Project

January 06, 2016 11:19 PM

The Greys River Ranger District is requesting comments on a proposal to improve management of motor vehicle use within the Middle Greys Project Area, near Afton, Wyoming. This proposal was developed in cooperation with interested public stakeholders, including Stewards of the Greys, Western Wyoming Trail Riders, Forest Trails Preservation Council, Wyoming State Trails Program and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

WYOMING - FS Seeks Comments on Motor Vehicle Project

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The Greys River Ranger District is requesting comments on a proposal to improve management of motor vehicle use within the Middle Greys Project Area, near Afton, Wyoming.

This proposal was developed in cooperation with interested public stakeholders, including Stewards of the Greys, Western Wyoming Trail Riders, Forest Trails Preservation Council, Wyoming State Trails Program and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The Middle Greys project area is approximately 4-miles wide and 11-miles long and includes lands west of the Greys River Road (FS #10138) on the east slope of the Salt River Range, extending from Meadow Creek on the north to South Three Forks on the south.

The Greys River Ranger District is proposing various changes to the current designated motorized vehicle use system and, if approved, would implement the changes in multiple phases. Two Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) loops and necessary connector routes would create a network of over 50 safe, sustainable and family-friendly trail miles separate from the busy Greys River Road. The project includes restoration work to improve valuable wildlife habitat and seasonal use limitations in those parts of the motorized network where critical wildlife needs have been identified.

The current motor vehicle use map for the Greys River Ranger District is available at: www.fs.usda.gov/btnf. In addition to high volume roads suitable for passenger vehicles, the existing motorized travel system includes 187-miles of rough, low-volume roads well-suited for larger off-highway vehicles, 97-miles of motorcycle trail, and approximately 35-miles of trail open to vehicles 50-inches or less in width.

Scoping documents can be found online at http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/btnf/landmanagement/projects.

In order for comments to be most useful and to ensure eligibility to participate prior to the final decision, specific written comments must be received February 1, 2016. Comments must be submitted in writing (either by letter or email). Letters should be sent to Greys River Motorized Travel Project, Attn: Sidney Woods, at 671 North Washington St. Afton, WY 83110. Email comments or electronic letters can be submitted to: comments-intermtn-bridger-teton-greys-river@fs.fed.us. Comments will be accepted through February 1, 2016.

A public Open House offering the opportunity to have any questions pertaining to this project and the Project Scoping document answered will be held from 5:00 to 7:30 pm on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at the Alpine Civic Center just off Highway 89 in the town of Alpine, Wyoming.

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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