Albany County News

2014 AQUATIC INVASIVE SPECIES BOAT INSPECTION SEASON IS HERE AGAIN

The ice has left the water and boating season is picking up once again in southwest Wyoming. With the increase in boater traffic the Wyoming Game and Fish Department reminds all boaters to review the Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS) Regulations. “In 2013 Wyoming instituted a mandatory watercraft inspection law which requires that all watercraft being transported by land into Wyoming from out of state must have an inspection prior to launching on any waters,” said Regina Dickson, Regional AIS Supervisor.” This rule is in effect year-round for watercraft which was last used on waters where the invasive mussels are present, such as Lake Mead, NV or Lake Powell, UT, and for all watercraft from March 1 through November 30.” All watercraft users are reminded that along with registration of watercraft for the upcoming boating season, watercraft used on Wyoming waters must have an AIS decal.... Continue Reading
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Wet Conditions and Violations Prompt Temporary Forest Road Closures

A combination of wet conditions and illegal off-road travel are damaging roadbeds, as well as soil and vegetation resources, prompting the temporary closure of roads on the Medicine Bow National Forest’s Pole Mountain Unit between Laramie and Cheyenne. After Forest personnel monitored ground conditions over the past couple of weeks, Laramie District Ranger Frank Romero decided to temporarily close most Forest Service roads within Pole Mountain. ... Continue Reading
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Public Asked for Comment on Proposed Invasive Plant Species Management

The Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests and Thunder Basin National Grassland (MBRTB) is proposing to treat non-native and invasive plants using a variety of methods in the future. Possible alternatives for those actions have been crafted into an Invasive Plant Management Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which is now available for public review and comment.... Continue Reading