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Sep 3, 2013 - From staff reports

Tree spraying to close campgrounds

Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for one to two days starting Tuesday. This closure will allow workers to apply the insecticide Carbaryl to protect trees from bark beetle attack and to help retain green trees in the campgrounds.

Each campground will be closed during periods of spraying to ensure public safety.

Spraying operations will start Tuesday on the Washakie Ranger District beginning with Louis Lake Campground, Louis Lake Resort, and Louis Lake picnic areas.

The work will then move north on Forest Road 300 (Louis Lake Road/Loop Road) to Fiddlers Lake and Worthen Meadows campgrounds.

The work on the Washakie Ranger District should be completed by Saturday.

Operations will begin Thursday on the Wapiti Ranger District and will include Crazy Creek, Hunter Peak, Lake Creek, Lilly Lake, Beartooth Lake, Island Lake, and Fox Creek campgrounds. Spraying is expected to be completed by Saturday on the Wapiti Ranger District.

Spraying will commence on the Wind River Ranger District on Saturday at Brooks Lake, Pinnacles and Falls campgrounds. The work is projected to be completed by Sunday.

All scheduling is weather dependent.

For more information, call the Wind River Ranger District office at 455-2466, the Washakie Ranger District Office at 332-5460, or the Wapiti Ranger District office at 527-6921.

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.

Forest road under construction

As part of the construction project replacing two bridges on Dickinson Park Road (FR 329) on the Washakie Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest, the road will be closed following Labor Day.

The closure will begin roughly one-quarter of a mile south of the northern forest boundary on FR 329. The road will be closed starting Tuesday and will remain closed for at least two weeks.

Hunters and others wishing to recreate in the area are asked to plan accordingly.

For more information, call the Washakie Ranger District at 332-5460 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/shoshone/.

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