medicine bow national forest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Artists Trace U.S.-Mexico Border Through Wyoming http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/artists-trace-us-mexico-border-through-wyoming <p>A group of artists marking 1821 border between the United States and Mexico traveled through Wyoming over the weekend.</p><p>Marcos Ramirez and David Taylor are the artists behind the project, called ‘Delimitations.’ It aims to trace the original, 2,300-mile border between the U.S. and Mexico.</p><p>That historic border runs through Medicine Bow National Forest here in Wyoming.</p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:41:07 +0000 Miles Bryan 61443 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Artists Trace U.S.-Mexico Border Through Wyoming Lummis Introduces Bill To Boost Forest Trail Access http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lummis-introduces-bill-boost-forest-trail-access <p>U.S. Representatives Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced a bill Wednesday to address the backlog of trail maintenance in the National Forest Trail system.</p><p>One year ago, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released the results of a study showing that just one-fourth of Forest Service trails were maintained to the agency’s standards, and that the trail maintenance backlog exceeded $314 million—plus $210 million in annual maintenance.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:11:47 +0000 Aaron Schrank 60052 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lummis Introduces Bill To Boost Forest Trail Access Wyoming Man Wins U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Rails To Trails http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wyoming-man-wins-us-supreme-court-case-concerning-rails-trails <p> A Wyoming man has won a U-S Supreme Court&nbsp; decision over a dispute with the U-S Forest Service.&nbsp; Marvin Brandt of Fox Park swapped his land for 83 acres of Medicine Bow Forest Service land in the 70’s, with the understanding that the land would be his if a railroad that used the land ever stopped running.&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:54:34 +0000 Bob Beck 55126 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Wyoming Man Wins U.S. Supreme Court Case Concerning Rails To Trails Bark beetles turn forest into carbon source http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bark-beetles-turn-forest-carbon-source <p>Pine and spruce beetles have killed millions of trees across Wyoming and the West. To many, the dying forests are visually unattractive. But there’s a bigger issue. Researchers in the Medicine Bow National Forest are finding that beetle kill has had a major impact on how the forest processes carbon dioxide. Wyoming Public radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 06 Dec 2013 23:18:00 +0000 Willow Belden 50931 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Bark beetles turn forest into carbon source More help sought for wildfire southeast of Casper http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/more-help-sought-wildfire-southeast-casper <p>Conditions are favorable for firefighters trying to corral one of Wyoming's first significant wildfires this year.</p><p></p><p>The 300-acre wildfire is burning in a remote area 15 miles southeast of Casper, not far from Muddy Mountain. Lighting is believed to have started the fire sometime last weekend.</p><p>The fire has burned about 300 acres of mixed pine, grass and sagebrush.</p> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:46:30 +0000 The Associated Press 43655 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org More help sought for wildfire southeast of Casper Firefighters try to get ahead of Medicine Bow fire http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/firefighters-try-get-ahead-medicine-bow-fire <p>Anticipating a return of hot, dry, windy weather by this weekend, firefighters worked Thursday to build<br />lines around a wildfire in the Medicine Bow National Forest in east-central Wyoming.</p><p>&nbsp;The Russell&#39;s Camp fire is located about 30 miles south of<br />Glenrock and has burned just over 4 square miles since Sunday.</p><p>&nbsp;Cooler temperatures and higher humidity on Wednesday lessened<br />fire intensity, allowing firefighters to gain 5 percent containment. But the fire was more active Thursday with warmer temperatures.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 23:53:26 +0000 Associated Press 25898 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Firefighters try to get ahead of Medicine Bow fire A wildlife continues to burn in the Medicine Bow National Forest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/wildlife-continues-burn-medicine-bow-national-forest <p>A wildfire near Wheatland in the Medicine Bow National Forest has grown to around a thousand acres.&nbsp; High winds and terrain in the area have hampered firefighters in their efforts to contain it and they can&rsquo;t come face to face with the blaze. &nbsp;Because of this Forest Service Spokesman Aaron Voos said they are taking a different approach in dealing with it.</p> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 00:32:04 +0000 Bob Beck 25109 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org A wildlife continues to burn in the Medicine Bow National Forest