(Cody, Wyo.)  – The Shoshone National Forest is releasing its final forest plan and final environmental impact statement this week. The official 60-day objection period begins on Saturday, January 25, 2014.

Eight years and over 75 public meetings have gone into the creation of the final forest plan and final environmental impact statement.  These documents are a combination of input from private individuals, public meetings, and cooperator meetings.

Most of the final documents are already available on the Shoshone National Forest website; however some documents cannot be loaded due to unscheduled Forest Service-wide website maintenance. The remaining documents will be available online by the end of the month.

The final forest plan and final environmental impact statement may also be viewed at your local library or local Shoshone National Forest ranger district offices. To request these documents on a compact disk, contact the forest supervisor’s office at 307.527.6241or shoshone_forestplan@fs.fed.us.

For further information about the Shoshone National Forest’s final forest plan or final environmental impact statement

  • ·         Send an e-mail to shoshone_forestplan@fs.fed.us ;
  • ·         Call the forest supervisor’s office in Cody at 307.527.6241; or
  • ·         Stop by any Shoshone National Forest office in Cody, Dubois, or Lander

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.

–Shoshone National Forest