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As Wyoming transitions into Fall 2020, Shoshone National Forest reminds everyone to plan and be prepared to protect themselves and the landscape during their next trip. Forest officials want to ensure that everyone enjoys the fall safely and responsibly. This fall has already seen snow and heavier precipitation at the high altitudes while much of…

There is a potential advisory for Shoshone Lake due to a potential harmful cyanobacterial bloom. Washakie District Ranger Steve Schacht said samples of the lake’s water were collected last Friday. The results expected sometime next week. Until those results are returned, Forest officials want to be proactive and prevent any potential incidents or illnesses in…

After over a year and millions of dollars, the “impossible” is finished and open. The Cody Chamber of Commerce joined the city’s public works department, Mountain Construction Company, and other agency representatives Thursday for the official ribbon cutting at Castle Creek. The original scope of the $14 million dollar  Southfork Federal Lands Access Project was…

2 fires have ignited in Shoshone National Forest. Over the course of the last week, 2 fires were discovered in the park. The first was the Painter Fire, burning in the Clarks Fork Ranger District on the east side of Windy Mountain in Sunlight Basin. It only grew to 2 acres in size, and at…

There’s another fire in Shoshone National Forest that never should’ve started. Forest officials confirmed that 4 smokejumpers responded to the Hudson Meadow Fire, in the Popo Agie Wilderness in  the Washakie Ranger District, on Monday evening. They spent the next few hours clearing a fire line and monitoring the fire, which was contained to one-tenth…

If you have an opinion on vehicles in Shoshone National Forest, now’s the time to speak up. Forest officials are moving forward with their Travel Management Planning process. Started in June of 2015, this process will designate a sustainable system of roads, trails, and areas that are open for motor vehicle use with public involvement. After years of planning…

Another Cody-area bear incident. On Tuesday afternoon, Wyoming Game and Fish responded to the scene of a bear-caused human injury that occurred near Deer Creek Pass in Shoshone National Forest. The victim, and unidentified man, was following a game trail in the Washakie Wilderness during a hike when he accidentally encountered a grizzly’s day bed.…

There’s only one more day to apply for a new position in Shoshone National Forest. The Shoshone National Forest is currently undergoing a search for a new District Ranger. This permanent decision will be responsible for overseeing the Clarks Fork, Greybull, and Wapiti Districts, and will be based out of Cody. The USAJOBS posting for…

Clear skies are as good an indicator as any as to the state of the Lost Creek Fire. The latest update from Shoshone National Forest shows the fire has been mostly contained on the same 591 acres where it originated. There was minimal fire activity on Sunday night and Monday morning, and teams are making…

It’s still burning, but it’s under control. Yesterday, at the Sheep Mountain Day Use Area in Buffalo Bill State Park, several local and state officials gathered to give an update to Wapiti residents on the Lost Creek Fire which broke out near the Buffalo Bill and Rim Rock Ranches. At this point, the fire has…


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