Public Meetings Scheduled to Discuss Trail and Access Plan for Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area
Contact: Christy Fleming, 307-548-5404
Contact: Cassity Bromley, 307-548-5416
Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area would like to invite the public to attend an open forum public scoping meeting to assist us in writing and establishing a plan for the park. This plan will provide:
· a comprehensive approach to travel planning and management to sustain and enhance the wide range of opportunities and experiences within the park;
· protection of natural and cultural resources, settings, and values; and
· provide for acceptable modes of legal public access that will protect resources, reduce conflicts, and provide an adequate quality and quantity of non-motorized and mechanized recreation.
Trail and Access management should be used to achieve desired future conditions and resource management objectives established through the planning process. Our purpose in developing this Trail and Access Plan is to identify management objectives and strategies to guide the protection, management and use of resources, roads and trails in Bighorn Canyon.
We invite the public to one of the following public meeting to tell us what they would like to see considered in a Roads and Trails plan:
Fort Smith at the Afterbay Contact Station 5-7 pm June 8, 2009
Cody at Bighorn Federal 5-7pm June 11, 2009
Lovell at the Bighorn Canyon Visitor Center 5-7pm June 17, 2009
If you are unable to attend one of the three scoping meetings, information will be available for comments at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/ and on the Bighorn Canyon website at www.nps.gov/bica. Comments can also be mailed to:
Cassity Bromley or Christy Fleming
Bighorn Canyon NRA
20 HWY 14 A East
Lovell, WY 82431
This is an opportunity to express the kind of road and trail use that should be available and where they occur in Bighorn Canyon. Large maps will be posted at the public meetings to facilitate open discussion.
If you have questions, please contact Christy Fleming at 307-548-5404 or Cassity Bromley at 307-548-5416.
Did You Know?
Fort C.F. Smith, was the most isolated of the posts which guarded the Bozeman Trail. Active from August 1866 to July 1868, it was under constant threat from the Sioux and Northern Cheyenne tribes during Red Cloud’s War. The U.S. government was forced to abandon the fort and trail. Some historians have called this conflict, “the first war the United States ever lost.” More...