Forest Maintenance Survey | Big Horn Basin Media

Public Input Sought on Trail Maintenance Priorities

Written by on April 6, 2017

Only a few more days remain for public input to increase the pace of trail maintenance in the National Forests.

Nationwide, the Forest Service will select nine to 15 priority areas among its nine regions where a backlog in trail maintenance contributes to reduced access, potential harm to natural resources or trail users, or has the potential for increased future deferred maintenance costs.

Proposals will be weighed against proposals submitted by other national forests. The Bighorn National Forest manages more than 700 miles of trails enjoyed by thousands of users each year. 940 miles of trail wind through the Shoshone National Forest’s nearly 2.5 million acres.

To provide ideas and suggestions on potential priority areas, an online survey has been set up by the Forest Service. Ideas and suggestions should be submitted to the website by April 7, 2017.

To access the survey, listeners can visit our website at, and a link will be provided in this news story.

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