National Forest Travel Planning

Weigh in on Shoshone National Forest Travel Planning

The Shoshone National Forest, located just east of Yellowstone National Park, contains some of the most important and beautiful wild lands in Greater Yellowstone. Everything from grizzly bears to bighorn sheep to cutthroat trout rely on the rugged lands that make up the Shoshone, our country’s first national forest.

This week, the Forest Service is seeking preliminary proposals for winter motorized travel on the Shoshone that will be considered in the upcoming Travel Management Plan. Forest officials are interested in suggestions on adding or removing trails or roads, or other suggested changes within the designated winter motorized management area. Proposals are due on January 22, 2016 to the appropriate ranger district. Click here for more details.

In addition to this opportunity to weigh in, three workshops will be held the first week of February in Cody, Lander, and Dubois to review all of the proposals. The Shoshone National Forest is expected to release a proposed action for kicking off the new travel management planning process in the Spring of 2016.  For more information, please contact GYC’s Wyoming Conservation Associate, Jenny DeSarro