Lander, Wy – The U-S Forest Service has suspended work on revising how it manages the Shoshone National Forest because of a
court ruling out of California.
The agency's draft management plan for the forest was about 90
percent complete at the end of February.
But a court order issued in California in March stopped the
Forest Service from implementing and using a planning rule that
went into effect in 2005. The agency was using the same rule in
revising its Shoshone National Forest management plan.
As a result, the Forest Service has suspended public meetings on
its Shoshone Forest plan work.
Forest Supervisor Becky Aus says the agency will reassess the
situation later this summer.