Forest will re-look at parking plan
Laramie, Wy – Medicine Bow National Forest says it will take more time planning a controversial parking lot for snowmobiles off the Snowy Range National Scenic Byway.
District Ranger Larry Sandoval says the Forest Service isn't ruling out building the parking lot but wants to resolve questions about the parking lot's size as well as engineering and environmental considerations.
The Laramie environmental group Biodiversity Conservation Alliance says the byway is a poor location for a parking lot. The alliance is proposing two locations that aren't near the byway.
Snowmobilers and the Wyoming Trails Program in the Department of State Parks and Cultural Resources also have concerns about the parking lot locations proposed by the Forest Service.