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Mon November 10, 2003
Travel/Camping Restrictions Proposed
Burgess Junction, WY – The Bighorn National Forest wants to limit motorized travel and camping in a popular recreation area to protect the land from further damage. Rangers says the area near Burgess Junction has been damaged by uncontrolled all-terrain vehicle usage and too many dispersed campsites. Rangers say years of heavy use in the area has filled lakes and streams with sediment and caused erosion and vegetation damage. Some roads and trails would be closed to motorized travel under the plan to fix the problems, while dispersed camping would be prohibited within 100 feet of lakes and streams. A public meeting is planned in mid-December to discuss the proposal.