Prairie Dog Amendment Discussion-Public Meetings, Thunder Basin National Grassland

175px-ForestServiceLogoOfficial.svg(LARAMIE, Wyo.)  Sept. 30, 2013 – U.S. Forest Service officials from Douglas and Laramie will be hosting a series of public meetings to discuss the future of prairie dog management on the Thunder Basin National Grassland.

 

Responding to public concerns surrounding a 2009 Prairie Dog Management Strategy, the Forest Service is proposing to amend the 2001Thunder Basin National Grassland Plan to modify specific components of the Strategy. To effectively address public issues and develop a proposed amendment, the Forest Service is interested in listening to and talking with the public.

 

The following public meetings will offer a 30-minute Open House (informational posters and maps), followed by a presentation from the Forest Service, and conclude with allotted time for comments, questions and answers. Forest Service personnel will be available to listen to ideas from interested citizens, discuss and answer questions regarding the proposal.

 

*A potential Federal Government lack of funding could impact whether or not these public meetings will take place as planned.

 

Monday, October 7 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) - Douglas

National Guard Armory

315 Pearson Road, Douglas, WY

 

Tuesday, October 8 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) - Newcastle

USDA Hell Canyon Ranger District Office

1225 Washington Blvd, Newcastle, WY

 

Wednesday, October 9 (6 p.m. to 9 p.m.) - Wright

Wright Town Hall

201 Wright Blvd, Wright, WY

 

Thursday, October 10 (6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) - Cheyenne

Laramie County Library

2200 Pioneer Ave., Cheyenne, WY

 

*A potential Federal Government lack of funding could impact whether or not these public meetings will take place as planned.

 

For more information contact the Douglas Ranger District at (307) 358-4690 or Forest Planner Melissa Martin in Laramie at (307) 745-2300.
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