Forest Service seeks public input for proposed outfitter, guide permit actions
(Press release) – The Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District of the Bighorn National Forest is seeking public input during the early phases of planning a proposal to issue, modify, or reissue special use authorizations for nine outfitters and guides.
The Forest Service proposes to issue two new special use authorizations to Black Wolf Mototours, LLC, for guided motorcycle use and to Adventure Education Institute for guided backpacking trips into Cloud Peak Wilderness.
Nelson Outfitters, Paintrock Adventures, and Tangle Ridge Outfitters are proposed for a new assigned site each.
Reissuance of a permit to Diamond Tail Outfitters is part of the proposal, as are additional service days for C5 Youth Foundation of Southern California and the National Outdoor Leadership School.
A new assigned site and additional service days are proposed for Big Buck Outfitters.
The proposed authorizations would take place at various locations in the Bighorn National Forest. More detailed information can be found at this link. Anyone wishing to provide input on the proposed actions must send comments to the Forest Service by March 25, 2014. Commenters must specify which action(s) they are commenting on.
For more information, to request to be added to the mailing list for this project, or to submit your input, contact Bob Cochran at the Medicine Wheel/Paintrock Ranger District, 604 East Main Street, Lovell, WY 82431, telephone (307) 548-5408. Hand-delivered comments may be dropped off during regular office hours, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, except legal holidays.
Email comments should be sent to [email protected] with “MWPR outfitter/guide proposals” in the subject line. The Forest Service will consider all input received and issues generated during the environmental review process for this project.