News June 12, 2018

Middle Greys River Draft Decision & Opportunity To Object Through July 27

by Jackson Hole. Media

The Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest has completed an environmental assessment for improving motorized trail opportunities in the Middle Greys River drainage. The Environmental Assessment (EA) and a draft Decision Notice are now available on the Bridger-Teton National Forest website at– http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48267. You can find the EA under the “Analysis” tab and the draft Decision Notice is under the “Decision” tab.

 

The project proposes to build some new connector segments and includes changes in classification of road/trail vehicles on various routes between Meadow Creek and South Three Forks on the west side of the Greys River Road, creating a new trail-only loop network for larger side-by-side OHVs. Network loops will have two different open seasons, providing some increased opportunity for hunting with trail vehicles on the south end, while protecting fawning habitat and fall security cover for wildlife on the north end. This network configuration is the result of a succession of public inputs and feedback, as well as specialist analysis of wildlife, water quality, fisheries, cultural resources and various types of recreation interests. The Wyoming State Trails Program and Wyoming Game and Fish Department have provided research as well as funding support during the development of this project.

 

Greys River District Ranger Justin Laycock invites members of the public to an Open House on Tuesday evening, June 26, at the Afton office on 671 North Washington, from 5:30-7:30 pm. Staff will have maps of the new proposed network and information about other trail riding and recreation opportunities on the district. The purpose of the meeting is to answer questions on the EA and the draft decision.

The draft decision on the Middle Greys Motorized Travel Project is subject to a pre-decisional objection process. Objections will be accepted from those who have previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during public scoping. Objections, including attachments, must be filed in writing with the reviewing officer, Forest Supervisor Patricia O’Connor by July 27, 2018. Those wishing to submit objections electronically should email to objections-intermtn-regional-office@fs.fed.us; mail or hand delivery to Bridger-Teton National Forest, P.O. Box 1888, 340 N. Cache, Jackson, WY 83001; or fax to 307-739-5010. The draft Decision Notice describes the requirements associated with filing an objection.

 

For more information, visit the project webpage at:

http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=48267or contact Sid Woods at 307-886-5300.

 

 

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