shoshone national forest http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Shoshone National Forest Management Plan Questioned http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/shoshone-national-forest-management-plan-questioned <p>A new plan governing management and uses of the Shoshone National Forest is set to be finalized soon. But some groups, like the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, take issue with parts of the plan.</p><p>Of concern is an increase in motorized use in the Frank's Peak and Wood River roadless areas. Independent Contractor Charles Wolf Drimal says during the Forest's planning process, those areas were identified as having the highest wilderness potential.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:26:02 +0000 Bryce Cornatzer 55086 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Shoshone National Forest Management Plan Questioned Shoshone National Forest Plan Offers Few Changes http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/shoshone-national-forest-plan-offers-few-changes <div style="margin:0 0 10pt 0;"><p>After eight years of work, the Shoshone National Forest has released a new forest plan with few changes from the previous plan.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Winter recreation will remain roughly the same, few areas will be open for oil and gas development, and there will be no new wilderness areas.&nbsp; Some had asked for increased wilderness protections, but Forest Planner Carrie Christman says they didn’t want to go further.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 01:10:12 +0000 Bob Beck 53175 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Shoshone National Forest Plan Offers Few Changes Public Comments on Shoshone Management Plan Skew Toward Conservation http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/public-comments-shoshone-management-plan-skew-toward-conservation <p></p><p>Commenters on the proposed Shoshone National Forest management plan favor conservation, according to a new analysis by several environmental groups.</p><p>The U.S. Forest Service received more than 23,000 comments on the proposed plan. The analysis focuses on the roughly 1,000 of those that aren't form letters. Connie Wilbert, with the Sierra Club of Wyoming, helped with the analysis. She says the results weren't unexpected.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 22:12:46 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 45998 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Public Comments on Shoshone Management Plan Skew Toward Conservation Needle Creek cabins remain unprotected as Hardluck Fire grows http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/needle-creek-cabins-remain-unprotected-hardluck-fire-grows <p></p><p></p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 00:21:39 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 45780 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Needle Creek cabins remain unprotected as Hardluck Fire grows Fire forces evacuation of homes, campsites near Lander http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/fire-forces-evacuation-homes-campsites-near-lander <p>A wildfire is threatening some summer homes and campgrounds southwest of Lander.</p><p></p><p>The homes in Homestead Park and campers in Sinks Canyon were evacuated today as the Fairfield Fire spread in hot and windy conditions in grass and sagebrush. Forest Service spokeswoman Kristie Salzman said about 50 structures were threatened but it's not clear how many of them are homes and how many were occupied.</p><p>The area is a very popular spot in the summer, attracting rock climbers, mountain bikers and hikers.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 22:12:05 +0000 The Associated Press 44151 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Fire forces evacuation of homes, campsites near Lander Sleeping Giant Ski area to expand http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/sleeping-giant-ski-area-expand-0 <p>The Shoshone National Forest is considering public comments on a proposal to make the Sleeping Giant Ski area near Cody a year-round facility.&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;The Ski area is hoping to take advantage of new federal rules that allow ski areas to operate in the summer months. Forest Service Spokeswoman Anita Harper says the ski area wants to expand in three areas.</p> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 20:19:33 +0000 Bob Beck 22817 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Sleeping Giant Ski area to expand