Posts From February, 2017

Major Pole Mountain Trail Maintenance Project Coming this Summer 

Wyoming Recreational Trails Program Grant Provides Momentum for Trail Maintenance, Partnerships

Public Service Announcement

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT - (FEBRUARY 15, 2017)

Wyoming Pathways, the statewide voice of people who bike and walk, and the Laramie Ranger District, are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a Wyoming Recreational Trails Program grant to fund a significant trail maintenance project on the Pole Mountain Unit, in the Medicine Bow National Forest. With the awarding of the grant, Pole Mountain trail users can look forward to maintenance of the National Forest System Trails on Pole Mountain taking place this summer. 

“The Pole Mountain Trail Maintenance Project is a win for trail users and the Forest Service,” said Tim Young, Wyoming Pathways Executive Director. “The project will be a big step toward a sustainable high-quality trail system on Pole Mountain along with building great partnerships with the local communities,” he said.

 

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Posted by IT Department February 15, 2017

Pole Mountain Roads Temporarily Closed to Prevent Resource Damage 

Public Service Announcement

NEWS RELEASE - (February 7, 2017)

Recent warm, windy weather has caused melting snow and wet conditions on the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne. As a result, and for the fourth consecutive year, all U.S. Forest Service system roads have been temporarily closed on Pole Mountain.

Until conditions improve, the closures prohibit wheeled motor vehicles, while still allowing non-motorized access for activities such as hiking, bicycling, hunting, skiing and rock climbing.

 

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Posted by IT Department February 07, 2017

Medicine Bow National Forest to Conduct Landscape Vegetation Analysis  

Public Service Announcement

NEWS RELEASE - (February 7, 2017)

 In an effort to utilize beetle-killed timber while it is still marketable and to reduce the risk of wildfire near communities, the Medicine Bow National Forest (MBNF) is launching a new planning effort on the Laramie and Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger Districts.

 The Landscape Vegetation Analysis project is intended to authorize flexible management of forest vegetation using tree cutting and/or prescribed burning in the Sierra Madre and Snowy Ranges. The approach is consistent with goals outlined by the 2015 Governor’s Task Force on Forests, the 2011 Western Bark Beetle Strategy, and the 2010 Wyoming Statewide Forest Resource Strategy.

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Posted by IT Department February 07, 2017