State land board votes to analyze an exchange with Forest Service that would facilitate construction of 280-foot-high West Fork Dam above Baggs.
Medicine Bow National Forest
Agreement with federal agency calls for state role in ‘active management’ to combat fire threats, invasive weeds, but critics see it as a plan for more logging and industrial agriculture.
A controversial impoundment proposed on the West Fork of Battle Creek in Carbon County has hit a couple of speed bumps but remains alive.
The lightning-sparked Britania Mountain fire took advantage of hot dry weather to burn within 6 miles of Wheatland. As of Thursday it was 33 percent contained.
Forest Service would log, cut, burn, build 600 miles of temporary roads across 562 square miles in Medicine Bow Mountains and Sierra Madre.