Beartooth Mt travel plan

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Hi all,

Well, we all knew this day was coming and it seems like it is here. The Shoshone Forest is ramping up their Travel Management Plan. We are on short notice because, unfortunately they did not send out email notifications we heard it through the grapevine. Maybe some of you saw the public notice in the newspaper last week.

I have been working with Taylor Jones (WSSA President), Brenda Miller (CCSA District 5 rep to WSSA), Forrest Kaminga (Wyoming State Trails Manager), and Kim Raap (Trails Work Consulting) for the last couple of days in regards to the Preliminary Environmental Assessment and the 3 alternatives that are in the plan. Kim has spent many hours in the last few days reviewing almost 500 pages of documentation as well as referring back to snotel data and the forest plan since we started this process in 2015.

Overall, the first look at the information we are looking like we are in a better position that we thought we would be. If we can end up really focusing on Alternative 1 and 2 we should be in pretty good shape from the snowmobiling point of view. Remember the anti-motorized folks will be pushing for Alternative 3 to rob of us about 1/3 of our snowmobile area in the Beartooths (High Lakes Wilderness Study Area).

Attached is the Preliminary Environmental Assessment focus on the highlighted areas and bubble comments.

The Shoshone National Forest will be hosting virtual public meetings next week in conjunction with the ongoing 3-day comment period for the Preliminary Environmental Assessment. These meetings will be hosted via the online communication platform Microsoft Teams; individuals may attend the meetings via the web-based platform and do not need to download the application to their computer. If you are unable to attend the meeting at the scheduled times, recordings will be posted on the Shoshone National Forest website https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shoshone/home/?cid=stelprd3846526 as on their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/ShoshoneNF).
The meeting for our area is Tuesday, August 11th at 5pm.

North Zone (Clarks Fork, Greybull, and Wapiti districts) - Join this meeting August 11th at 5:00 pm via:
https://teams.microsoft.com/l/meetu...b161-5925a7775948","IsBroadcastMeeting":true}
We are hoping that as many of you that are able to please join the meeting as well. This will be an important step in this process.

Additional Information can be found on the Shoshone Forest website https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/shoshone/home/?cid=stelprd3846526.

Bert Miller
CCSA President
 
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