In preparation for the upcoming motorized travel planning process, the U.S. Forest Service seeks public input on the Pole Mountain road system. Members of the public who use the Pole Mountain unit of the Medicine Bow National Forest between Laramie and Cheyenne have through August to share their observations and ideas for road management with the Forest Service.

The Laramie Ranger District (LRD) and the University of Wyoming Ruckelshaus Institute announce that the Pole Mountain Road System project website has been updated to accommodate online comments. Visit www.pole-mt-roads.org/participate to see options for posting a comment and to find more ways to share your ideas.

The website is equipped with an interactive map that allows users to pinpoint access points, their favorite recreation places, and areas in need of attention. In addition, comments can be emailed to polemtnroads@gmail.com.

Forest users are encouraged to take time over the next month and share their comments before upcoming public meetings that will be held in late August.

This summer, the Forest Service is gathering public information on motorized use of Pole Mountain and the surrounding areas.  During recent public meetings, the Forest Service spoke about why travel management is important in this area and highlighted many emphasis areas that need attention.  There was also a mapping exercise that engaged the public into sharing their comments and concerns about Pole Mountain.

For more information, please visit the Pole Mountain website at http://pole-mt-roads.org/,   contact the LRD at (307) 745-2300, or stop by 2468 Jackson St. in Laramie from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  You can also visit our website at http://fs.usda.gov/mbr, or follow the Medicine Bow National Forest on Twitter, @FS_MBRTB.