Recreation http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Lander Land Use Plan Balances Community Priorities http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lander-land-use-plan-balances-community-priorities <p>The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released a new plan for land use in the Wind River Basin today/Thursday<span id="yui_3_16_0_1_1403819800833_5376">, which supporters say balances the needs of industry, conservation, and recreation.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The new Resource Management Plan is the result of a cooperative process involving federal, state, and local agencies as well as land owners and recreation enthusiasts.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:54:43 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 60476 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lander Land Use Plan Balances Community Priorities Group Looks To Increase Water Recreation Opportunities In Sheridan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/group-looks-increase-water-recreation-opportunities-sheridan <p></p><p>The Sheridan Community Land Trust is partnering with the National Park Service to study and plan for increased water recreation in Sheridan County. The Land Trust has identified about 70 miles on the Tongue River and Little Goose and Big Goose Creeks with recreation potential. The group’s Executive Director, Colin Betzler, says there’s been interest in developing recreational opportunities in the past, but there hasn’t been an organized effort.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 16:28:37 +0000 Irina Zhorov 57490 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Group Looks To Increase Water Recreation Opportunities In Sheridan Stakeholders Ask Congress To Address Forest Service Trails Maintenance http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/stakeholders-ask-congress-address-forest-service-trails-maintenance <p>A host of recreation and conservation organizations from around the nation, including some local Wyoming groups, have asked Congress to address inadequate trail maintenance in the National Forest system. According to a <a href="http://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-618">2013 study</a> requested by Representative Cynthia Lummis the Forest Service’s trail maintenance backlog was $314 million in 2012. The study said poorly maintained trails inhibit trail use, could harm natural resources, and maintenance costs will only grow the longer the backlog remains unaddressed. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:11:07 +0000 Irina Zhorov 55914 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Stakeholders Ask Congress To Address Forest Service Trails Maintenance Fire danger high in Tetons http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fire-danger-high-tetons <p>Fire danger rose to a “high” rating this week for both Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park, due to a combination of warm weather, low humidity and strong winds.</p><p>Traci Weaver, a spokeswoman for Bridger-Teton, says that dry vegetation and a higher-than-usual number of lightning strikes already posed a fire risk… But campers have abandoned more than 100 campfires this season, compounding the danger. Weaver urges campers to be responsible forest stewards.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:22:02 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 45004 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fire danger high in Tetons Laramie Advisory Committee seeks public input on Parks Master Plan http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/laramie-advisory-committee-seeks-public-input-parks-master-plan <p></p><p></p><p>Later this month in Laramie, the “Parks, Trails, and Recreation Master Plan Ad Hoc Advisory Committee” will unveil its new 30-year master plan. The committee hopes to get public input about their proposed network of play lots, recreational facilities, and hike and bike paths.<br>&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:48:09 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 36715 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Laramie Advisory Committee seeks public input on Parks Master Plan Campbell County Rec Center Climbing Tower http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/campbell-county-rec-center-climbing-tower <p>Built by Eldorado Wall Company of Boulder, Colorado the tower has a circumference of 74 feet and a height of 42 feet, replicating Wyoming&#39;s famous Devil&#39;s Tower National Monument. The Climbing Tower is the focal point for the entrance of the Recreation Center Lobby. Climbers of all ages and skill levels enjoy top rope climbing, lead climbing, bouldering and the use of the Trueblue auto belay system. To date, over 3,500 individuals have climbed the tower at least once with over 400 individuals becoming belay certified.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:51:33 +0000 Campbell County Parks & Recreation Center 22983 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Campbell County Rec Center Climbing Tower