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Forest Service sets two-day meeting on new Shoshone forest plan

Mar 10, 2013 - Staff

The Shoshone National Forest holds a meeting with local government cooperators regarding forest plan revision from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 13, and againfrom 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thurs-day, March 14, at at the Pronghorn Lodge in Lander .

Local government cooperators include Park, Fremont, Hot Springs and Bighorn counties, local resource conservation agencies, the Wyoming Governor's Office. and state resource management agencies.

The public is welcome to attend and observe the meeting and to offer input at the end of each day.The Shoshone National Forest released a draft forest plan for public comment in July 2012. Thousands of public comments were received during the comment period, and the forest planning team is working on responding to these comments.

The Shoshone response to issues raised during the comment period will help shape the final forest plan. The meetings with government cooperators March 13-14 will focus on their comments on the draft plan and look to clarify their concerns.

For more information about the meeting, contact Carrie Christman, Forest Planning Staff, at 307-578-5118.

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

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