Comments On Shoshone National Forest Plan Sought
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service is asking the public to weigh in on an early version of a draft management plan for the Shoshone National Forest in northwest Wyoming.
Comments are due Feb. 2 and officials will take them into consideration as they work on the official draft plan, which will be released in June.
The Powell Tribune (http://bit.ly/yCTKWg ) reports that the current version of the proposal wouldn't change much of the forest's current plan, which was completed in 1986. No new roadless or wilderness areas are on the table and the revised plans won't change oil and gas leasing in the forest. Only one well near Pinedale is currently planned there.
Comments can be submitted by regular mail or email or dropped off at any Shoshone National Forest office.