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Feb 10, 2013 - From staff reports

Prescribed burns planned for spring

The Shoshone National Forest will be conducting multiple prescribed burns on the Washakie and Wind River ranger districts over the spring months as weather and fuel conditions allow.

Prescribed burns are performed in an attempt to help reduce fuel loads and to mitigate the intensity of potential future wildfires. These burns also help improve forage opportunities for wildlife and livestock.

Units to receive prescribed burns include Wiggins Fork unit R-5 in the Charlie Creek drainage (250 acres) and Upper Wind FT-6 (419 acres) in the Dubois area. Units in the Lander area include Freak Mountain Unit-7 (800 acres), Freak Mountain Unit-9 (500 acres) and Washakie aspen units along the Loop Road (50 acres).

As the nation's first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.

CWC invites input on program

Central Wyoming College invites written and verbal comment about the institution's associate degree nursing program as part of obtaining continued accreditation.

The college is hosting a site review by a team from the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and has scheduled a public input session for 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in room 106 of the CWC Professional-Technical Center. Patrons near Jackson may provide input simultaneously in the Bison Room at St. John's Medical Center.

Forest sets meeting on winter use

The Shoshone National Forest will have a public meeting Wednesday, Feb. 13, in Dubois to discuss winter recreation use in the Two Ocean Mountain area of the Wind River Ranger District.

As part of the Shoshone forest plan revision process, the meeting will address motorized and non-motorized winter recreation issues and concerns in the vicinity of Two Ocean Mountain. The meeting will be at 6 p.m. in the Dubois High School auditorium.

For more information, contact the Wind River Ranger District at 455-2466.

New web camera on Togwotee Pass

A new web camera is providing highway-condition images on Highway 26-287 between Togwotee Pass and Moran Junction, the Togwotee Trail to Yellowstone.

The new web camera is located near Wind River Lake at milepost 26, 27 miles west of Dubois and 26 miles east of Moran Junction.

Eleven new web cameras are operational this winter to aid northwest Wyoming drivers with travel decisions.

Other new web cameras are located at Beaver Rim, Kinnear Junction, Wind River Canyon, Meeteetse Rim, Skull Creek Hill, U.S. 14 between Greybull and Sheridan,and U.S. 16 between Worland and Buffalo.

To access Wyoming Department of Transportation web cameras, visit http://wyoroad.info/Highway/webcameras/NonInterstate

Cameras.html. To access winter road conditions, visit http://wyoroad.info or call 511.

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