U.S. Forest Service officials will be hosting a series of open houses in the coming weeks to distribute information on alternative actions for the West Side Snowy Range Travel Management project.

Alternative development has been a collaborative effort this summer between local, state, and federal groups. Options were derived from the initial USFS proposed action and more than 250 public comments that were received regarding the proposal.

The open houses will have maps available for viewing and copies of the alternatives available. USFS personnel will be on hand to answer questions.

Dates and locations are as follows:

Elk Mountain/Hanna/Medicine Bow/Arlington: Thursday, July 30, 5-8 p.m., at the Elk Mountain Town Hall, 201 Bridge St.

Rawlins: Wednesday, Aug. 5, 5-8 p.m., at the BLM – Rawlins Field Office, 1300 North Third St.

Saratoga/Encampment: Thursday, Aug. 6, 5-8 p.m., at the Platte Valley Community Center, 210 Elm.

The project alternatives will be posted and available prior to the first open house at http://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=40299, or copies can be obtained at the District offices in Laramie or Saratoga. Maps of the alternative actions can be printed from the project web site.

Ranger Fullman is available to answer questions at the District office number, (307) 326-5258, or via email, mfullman@fs.fed.us. Interested parties can also stop by the BCH District office at 2171 S. Highway 130 in Saratoga between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., Mon. – Fri.

Those in the Laramie area can contact Monique Nelson, Environmental Coordinator, at (307) 745-2310, moniquelnelson@fs.fed.us, or stop by the Laramie District Office at 2468 Jackson St. 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mon. – Fri.