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

Draft MBRTB Recreation Site Analysis Document Available for Public Review 

Public Service Announcement

Draft MBRTB Recreation Site Analysis Document Available for Public Review

(LARAMIE, Wyo.)  January 25, 2017 – A draft document, which makes management recommendations for recreation sites on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB), is now available for public review.

 Over the past year, U.S. Forest Service staff with the MBRTB have undertaken a unit-wide analysis of their developed recreation sites. The internal analysis, physical examination, and subsequent recommendations will result in management direction, changes, and priorities in coming years.

 

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Posted by IT Department January 25, 2017

Winter Logging to Temporarily Close Parts of Forest Roads 512 and 512S 

Public Service Announcement

(LARAMIE, Wyo.)  January 20, 2017

 Timber hauling and road plowing operations for the Foxborough Timber Sale, near the community of Foxpark, have prompted temporary road closures on portions of Forest Roads 512 and 512S.

 The timber sale and closed roads are located in the southern Snowy Range on the Laramie Ranger District (LRD), Medicine Bow National Forest. 

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Posted by IT Department January 23, 2017

Biathlon Event with Laser Rifles Permitted for Tie City Recreation Site 

Public Service Announcement

NEWS RELEASE - December 8, 2016

Forest users who visit the Tie City Recreation Site on the Medicine Bow National Forest this coming weekend should be aware that a biathlon event will be held Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10-11.

Biathlon combines the sports of Nordic skiing and rifle marksmanship into one scored event.

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Posted by IT Department December 08, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Christmas Tree Permits Offered by Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests 

Public Service AnnouncementNews Release - (November 21, 2016)

 

(LARAMIE, Wyo.)  November 21, 2016 – Permits to cut Christmas trees on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests are now available at multiple locations in Colorado and Wyoming.

Each permit costs $10 and allows for the cutting of one tree on National Forest System Lands. There is a limit of five permits per household. Trees must be for personal use, not for resale. The permit must be clearly displayed around the stem of the tree before leaving the cutting area.

For the second consecutive year, the Every Kid in a Park (EKiP) initiative is offering one free Christmas tree permit to fourth-graders that have a valid EKiP pass.  Vouchers for an EKiP pass can be obtained at www.everykidinapark.gov. In order to obtain the free Christmas tree permit, bring your fourth-grader to one of the District offices listed below and present their EKiP pass or voucher. The free Christmas tree permits are not available at locations other than U.S. Forest Service District offices.

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Posted by IT Department November 21, 2016

Pile Burning to Begin Soon on Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests 

Public Service Announcement

News Release - (November 10, 2016)

 

(LARAMIE, Wyo.)  Nov. 10, 2016 – Despite a warm, dry fall across the Medicine Bow and Routt National Forests in Colorado and Wyoming, shorter days and imminent winter weather are prompting fire personnel to begin preparation for slash pile burning.

Hundreds of piles are estimated to remain on the two National Forests, even after many years of this type of work. Forest users and the public should be aware of and expect to see smoke, as many piles will be burned near communities, travel routes, and popular recreation areas. The burning of highly visible piles will be advertised closer to the date of ignition and questions should be directed to your local Ranger District Office.

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Posted by IT Department November 10, 2016 Categories: Forest Service

Sirens Test 

Public Service AnnouncementNEWS RELEASE - (November 3, 2016)

 

******INFORMATIONAL RELEASE******

County test of the Emergency Outdoor Warning Siren System and IPAWS System

The Albany County Emergency Management Agency will be testing the Outdoor Warning Siren system, Code Red and IPAWS System promptly at 10:00 a.m. Friday November 4, 2016 for all Albany County Sirens located in Laramie, Rock River, Centennial and Albany. The outdoor warning system will sound a steady signal for a period of 1 to 3 minutes. The IPAWS test will only go out to the media that have elected to receive EAS Messages.

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Posted by IT Department November 03, 2016 Categories: EMA PSA

Citations Issued for Illegal Off-Highway Vehicle Use on Medicine Bow National Forest 

Public Service Announcement

NEWS RELEASE - (LARAMIE, Wyo.)  Oct. 27, 2016

 

Multiple incidents of illegal Off-Highway Vehicle (OHV) use on the Medicine Bow National Forest have resulted in citations being issued by U.S Forest Service Law Enforcement.

On Oct. 16, a Forest Service Law Enforcement Officer (LEO) worked cooperatively with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department to locate a group of hunters who drove OHVs to the top of Pennock Mountain to retrieve an elk. There are no legal roads in this area. All OHV operators were issued citations.

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Posted by IT Department October 28, 2016 Categories: Forest Service
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