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Bureau of Land Management Plans Controlled Burns

The High Desert District of the U.S. Bureau of Land Management in Wyoming plans to conduct several prescribed fires this spring.

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(Courtesy of the USDA)
(Courtesy of the USDA)
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Unauthorized Plowing Leads to Road Closure On the Medicine Bow [AUDIO]

The U.S. Department of Education  has granted an extension on Wyoming's request for a waiver from federal education standards. Doug Randall has the details. Unauthorized snow removal on a road in the Medicine Bow National Forest has led to the temporary closure of the road to motorized vehicles. Click past the jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(File Photo: Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media)
(File Photo: Trevor T. Trujillo, Townsquare Media)
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Forest Improvement For Medicine Bow-Routt

A Colorado company has been awarded a $4.75 Million contract for improvement work on the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest, according to forest service spokesman Chris Strebig.

He says besides thinning and other general forest improvement work, Confluence Energy of Kremmling, Colo

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Medicine Bow Tree Clearing May Cause Delays [AUDIO]

The number of out-of-state businesses looking at locating in Wyoming has increased markedly over the past fiscal year. Amy Richards reports. Forest visitors traveling on the Hog Park Road in the Medicine Bow National Forest may encounter delays. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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pepplerchristine, Flickr
pepplerchristine, Flickr
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Funding Available for Natural Resource Projects [AUDIO]

Amy Richards has a report on how you can use household greywater as an alternative water source for landscapes. The Medicine Bow-Routt Resource Advisory Committee is accepting proposals for funding for natural resource projects through August 31, according to spokesman Aaron Voos. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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(Getty/Christopher Furlong)
(Getty/Christopher Furlong)
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Natural Gas Document Release Delayed (AUDIO)

Bridger-Teton National Forest officials have delayed releasing a document that will decide the extent of a proposed natural gas development in western Wyoming. Amy Richards has a report. Due to the current weather conditions fire restrictions have been elevated to Stage II across the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and the Thunder Basin National Grassland. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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Russell's Camp Fire (Courtesy of inciweb)
Russell's Camp Fire (Courtesy of inciweb)
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Management Team Takes Over Russell’s Camp Fire

A Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team B took over management of the Russell’s Camp Fire Tuesday.  The incident continues to utilize local resources, which includes multiple crews, numerous engines and two Helitac modules. Additional resources

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(Courtesy of Medicine Bow National Forest)
(Courtesy of Medicine Bow National Forest)
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Fire Restrictions Announced

Stage I fire restrictions went into effect on the Medicine Bow National Forest and Thunder Basin National Grassland as of midnight on June 14, 2012.  Restrictions are necessary to protect public health and safety as well as natural and cultural resources.

Record low snowpack in addition to an early and unseasonably warm, dry spring have prompted the restrictions.  This decision, which was made in coordination with the Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Forestry Division as well as Albany and Carbon Counties, follows the implementation of fire restrictions last we

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Cow Camp Fire (Courtesy of Medicine Bow National Forest)
Cow Camp Fire (Courtesy of Medicine Bow National Forest)
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Cow Camp Fire Grows To 3500 Acres

Burning in grass, brush and mixed conifer, the Cow Camp Fire in North Albany County continues to grow and is now estimated at over 3,500 acres. It continues to be driven by swirling winds, dry fuels and above average temperatures.

The fire is approximately five miles southeast of Laramie Peak and is currently burning on the Medicine Bow National Forest and private lands.  State lands are also in close proximity.

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Ryan Park Campground Tree Planting (Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service)
Ryan Park Campground Tree Planting (Courtesy of U.S. Forest Service)
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Forest Tree Planting Project Underway [AUDIO]

Tree planting is in full swing in the Brush Creek-Hayden Ranger District of the Medicine Bow/Routt National Forest. Amy Richards has a report. May 11 is the last day that artwork from the 29th annual Conservation Stamp Art Competition can be seen at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department Headquarters in Cheyenne, according to Game and Fish spokesman Al Nash. Click past jump to listen to Wyoming Radio News.

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