WY Asks for Time and Money to Study Roadless Forest Areas

Laramie, WY – The state of Wyoming could get some more time and money to study roadless areas in national forests here. The money would come from the federal government as part of changes to the Roadless Rule proposed by President Bush. But, State Planning Coordinator, Mary Flanderka, says that time and money doesn't mean much yet. The proposed roadless rule would have states petition to keep parts of the national forests undeveloped. Governor Freudenthal sent the letter to the federal government asking for some explanation about how this petition process would work. A response is expected in a couple of weeks.