(Lander, Wyo.) – In a monthly newsletter, Shoshone National Forest Supervisor Joe Alexander announced the forest’s revised Lander Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement and draft Record of Decision will be released on Jan. 24.
The forest plan has been in the works since late 2010, in an effort to replace the plan put in place in 1986. The draft plan and draft environmental impact statement were released in July 2012 and have been in revision since.
“The revised Plan is the culmination of several years of work for the Shoshone supported by your input and interaction,” Alexander wrote.
All of the documents will be available at the forest’s website’s planning page. Compact disks with the documents will also be available at forest offices in Lander, Dubois and Cody. Hard copies will also be available at the offices and local libraries.
Four meetings on this nearly final documents are scheduled for late February. The meetings at the follows dates and locations are all scheduled from 5-7 p.m.: Feb. 24 at the Park County Library in Cody; Feb. 25 at the Headwaters Art and Convention Center in Dubois; Feb. 26 at the Pronghorn Lodge in Lander; and Feb. 27 at Big Horn Federal Savings Bank in Thermopolis.
Starting on Jan. 24 is a 60-day objection period that will be followed by a 90-day objection resolution period. After the final resolutions are complete, the Record of Decision will be signed.
“I think that we have a great revised Plan that will serve the public and the Shoshone well by providing quality visitor experiences and healthy ecosystems,” Alexander wrote. “We will continue to work with you as we design and implement projects that will move the Shoshone toward the desired conditions identiﬁed in the Plan.”