The Shoshone National Forest has announced that it will hold three public meetings at the end of the month to discuss the status of the OHV travel management planning process and answer questions related to its Revised Proposed Action. It is important for OHV enthusiasts to stay involved in the public lands management planning process by attending public meetings and submitting comments!
The Forest’s recently released scoping document states that the proposal would: “1) add, approximately, 17 miles of motorized routes which would increase motorized loop opportunities by, approximately, 77 miles; 2) increase the allowable width on, approximately, 35.5 miles of new and/or existing motorized trails to 64”; 3) convert, approximately, 10 miles of existing roads to motorized trails open to all vehicles which would increase youth rider opportunities; 4) add, approximately, 241 miles of seasonal restrictions to help with issues such as protecting road surfaces during the wet spring months; 5) address resource and enforcement concerns by closing, approximately, 25 miles of road; 6) add, approximately, 11 miles of ungroomed snowmobile trails; 7) limit the size of tracked vehicles on groomed snowmobile trails to provide for user safety; and 8) establish winter use seasons to be more consistent with neighboring national forests.”
Nov. 27, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Lander Community Center, 950 Buena Vista Dr., Lander
Nov. 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Headwaters Art and Convention Center, 20 Stalnaker St., Dubois
Nov. 30, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Cody Club Room, 1240 Beck St., Cody
The Revised Proposed Action comment period will end on December 10th. You may submit comments to email@example.com or Rob Robertson, Washakie District Office, 333 East Main Street, Lander, WY 82520.
Contact Kristie Salzmann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-250-0148.
Revised Proposed Action and Associated Maps/Info
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Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA) was formed to ensure that Americans are not arbitrarily denied the right to responsibly experience and enjoy the public lands that belong to the citizens of the United States. The members of ARRA, which include horseback riders, personal watercraft users, off-highway vehicle and snowmobile riders, and vacationing families, have joined together to provide input on decisions regarding land use designation, recreation opportunities, and preservation. Its members seek responsible consideration of competing activities, which are based on sound environmental principles.
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