WPR News
7:47 pm
Wed March 31, 2010

Bridger-Teton works on river management plan

Laramie, WY – The Bridger-Teton National Forest is working on developing a comprehensive management plan for the Snake River Headwaters Wild and Scenic River system. It's part of the Craig Thomas Snake Headwaters Legacy Act, which is intended to keep federal agencies from approving anything detrimental to the river system.

David Cernicek is overseeing the effort and his main message is that most river users and property owners will see no change: "It doesn't change property rights, recreation use, grazing, things like that."

Cernicek says what they're trying to do is protect the river system into the feature. He says people should view this as a positive development, and that forest managers will be among those who will feel the biggest impact.