The Laramie Ranger District is hosting a public meeting in Laramie on Thursday evening to discuss motorized travel on the Pole Mountain Unit.  The meeting will be held in the south gym of the Laramie Plains Civic Center on Thursday, Sept. 10, and will run from 6-8 p.m.

“We are trying to gather as much information from the public as possible,” says Aaron Voos of the Forest Service.  The goal is to provide safe, sustainable access to the Pole Mountain Unit by reducing user conflicts on area roads and minimizing negative impacts on natural resources.

Thursday’s meeting will include a presentation by the Forest Service on what information has been gathered so far, including public comments compiled by the Ruckelshaus Institute at the University of Wyoming, as well as opinions on how best to proceed with management of the Pole Mountain Unit.  Options for the management of motorized travel will be presented before the floor is opened up for a question-and-answer session.

This is the final session in a series of public meetings regarding motorized travel on the Pole Mountain Unit, which includes the Vedauwoo and Tie City recreation areas.

Following the meeting, Forest Service officials will devise a site-specific “proposed management action.”  This is designed to generate further discussion, as well as alternative management plans for the public to consider.  Officials hope to have a final management action by this time next year.