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Hazard Tree Work on the Snowy Range road

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August 29, 2018
Hazard tree work prompts short-term closures of recreation sites along Highway 130
(SARATOGA, Wyo.)  August 29, 2018 – Several U.S. Forest Service developed recreation sites along Wyoming Highway 130, west of Snowy Range Pass, in the Medicine Bow National Forest, will be temporarily closed for public safety during hazard tree removal in September 2018.
All of the sites will not be closed at the same time and the Forest Service will work with the logging operator to minimize impact on Forest visitors. It is expected that each site could be temporarily closed for anywhere from one day to multiple weeks, depending on work progression. On-site signage will advertise the closures.
Impacted developed recreation sites include:
  • Lake Marie Parking Lot
  • East Lake Marie Parking Lot
  • Mirror Lake Parking Lot
  • Tipple Trailhead Parking Lot / Picnic Area
  • Silver Lake Trailhead Parking Lot
This work is part of a multi-year timber project along Highway 130. The project is a partnership between Wyoming Department of Transportation and the Forest Service.
Both green and standing dead trees that are considered to be hazards to public safety will be removed by the contractor.
Short-term closures provide for long-term resource benefits and public safety. Visitors should watch for signs and barricades and be aware of ongoing changes that may affect travel on the National Forest.
Please contact the Brush Creek/Hayden Ranger District office in Saratoga, Wyo. at (307) 326-5258, or stop by the District office at 2171 South Highway 130 for updates on closures before you visit the Forest.
Information can also be found on our website at, or follow the MBRTB on Twitter, @FS_MBRTB.
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Aaron Voos
Public Affairs Specialist
Forest Service
Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests & Thunder Basin National Grassland
p: 307-745-2323
c: 970-819-2898
2468 Jackson St.
Laramie, WY 82070

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