Wyoming outdoor recreation, public lands, and Shoshone National Forest public input opportunities.

 

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Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Task Force

March 8th-10th – Governor Matt Mead’s Wyoming Outdoor Recreation Task Force is meeting in Cody at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West.

Governor Meed has announced a new initiative to promote the outdoor recreational industry in Wyoming this year. The Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources will work with private and public stakeholders to develop recommendations to grow Wyoming’s strong outdoor recreation economy. Four Listening Sessions will be held providing the public with updates from Task Force meetings which are developing policy recommendations for Governor Mead’s consideration. Public comment is encouraged.

More information can be found here: http://wyoparks.state.wy.us/ORTF.aspx?tab=1

CODY LISTENING SESSIONS
5:15 – 6:30 P.M. – March 9, 2017
8:00–8:30 A.M – March 10. 2017
Buffalo Bill Center of the West
John Bunker Sands Photography Gallery
720 Sheridan Ave., Cody, WY 82414

Park County Public Lands Initiative Committee

Wednesday, *March 15th6pm in the Grizzly Room

Park County Public Lands Initiative Committee meets for more learning about High Lakes Wilderness Study Area (north of the Beartooth Highway, south of Montana State Line, east of Beartooth Butte).  Opportunity to learn, meet various committee representatives, and at least one point in the meeting is available for public comment/question.  There will be a wildlife presentation from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

Shoshone National Forest Travel Management Planning

Shoshone National Forest will be holding Public Meetings on Travel Management Planning:

  • March 21, Lander Community Center, 950 Buena Vista Drive, Lander, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • March 22, Headwaters Art and Convention Center, 20 Stalnaker St., Dubois, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
  • March 23, Grizzly Hall, Park County Library, 1500 Heart Mountain Street, Cody, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

During these meetings, the Shoshone National Forest will update the public as to why there has been a pause in the process, explain the next steps in developing a minimum road system, and present an updated timeline for the process.  For information and updates on the Shoshone National Forest’s travel management process, visit http://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shoshone/home/?cid=stelprd3846526

AND DONT FORGET THE POPULAR BACKCOUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL!

Thursday, March 9thBackcountry Film Festival – Big Horn Cinemas, 7pm: Celebrate human powered winter recreation and support Greater Yellowstone Coalition’s work in Cody!  Get your tickets online or CASH $10 at the door.  Raffle tickets: $2 for one or $5 for five – available at event.

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News shared by Jenny DeSarro  |  Wyoming Conservation Associate
Greater Yellowstone Coalition  |  GreaterYellowstone.org  |  307.527.6233

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