As a part of resource work in Sheridan Creek, the Wind River Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest, in coordination with the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, will implement a blasting project this week. The project work will close the dispersed camping area situated between Sheridan Creek and Forest Service Road, FSR, 532 as well as FSR 532.2G from September 24 through September 28.
This project is being implemented to enhance an existing barrier to help maintain the Yellowstone cutthroat population in the upper areas of Sheridan Creek. An effective barrier will reduce the risk of rainbow trout invading the upper portions of Sheridan Creek as well as prevent additional movement of Eastern brook trout into the same area.
To ensure public safety during project implementation, the public is asked to adhere to all warning and closure signs and be cautious while traveling along lower portions of FSR 532. Explosives will be used to modify an existing rock barrier along lower portions of Sheridan Creek.
For additional information on this project, please contact the Wind River Ranger District at 307-455-2466.