Shoshone National Forest

Cole Fauskee and Danika Fagan work to cut a tree and remove it from a trail in the Shoshone National Forest last summer while Carter Fauskee looks on. The teens are the youngest volunteers for the Shoshone Back Country Horsemen. (Courtesy photo)

Volunteers help to rebuild a culture of community service   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — For more than a quarter century, Bruce Fauskee has been heading out into the wilderness on a mission.  Clearing trails with the Shoshone Back Country Horsemen, Fauskee not...
Researchers look for clues as toxic blooms plague Wyo waters   By Christine Peterson, WyoFile.com   It can look like green paint spilled on the surface of a lake. Or like cottage cheese. Or grass clippings.  Many people call it blue-green algae, even though on the tree of life, cyanobacteria is...
Active fires challenge area agencies   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL – Amid high winds and triple-digit temperatures, wildland fires have exploded in northern Wyoming and southern Montana.  Fires are now raging in the Beartooth Range, the Pryor Mountains, the...
Wyoming to join wolverine study   By Mark Davis Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL — A video of a wolverine loping through the woods in Yellowstone National Park turned the spotlight on the rarest of animals in the lower 48 states. It’s a species that may also be making a comeback in...
Grizzly was oldest documented in Greater Yellowstone area   By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — Zach Turnbull could barely make out the emaciated grizzly bear’s inside-lip tattoo, and when he did decipher the digits — 168 — they just didn’t seem right....

Wyoming Hotshots crew members light a back-fire in an attempt to burn fuel on a fire line and contain the Pine Gulch Fire, one of the largest fires in Colorado history. The crew was on a 14-day deployment and fought the fire for a total of three weeks. Photo courtesy of Kyle Miller of Cody, a member of the hotshot crew.

The future of fires   By Mark Davis  Powell Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   POWELL— Mark Giacoletto hasn’t been spending much time at home lately.  His job with the Shoshone National Forest as fire management officer had him reassigned to massive fires in Colorado for much of the summer. He’s...
Shoshone Forest seeks input on travel plan   By Leo Wolfson Cody Enterprise Via Wyoming News Exchange   CODY — The Shoshone National Forest has released a travel management plan that could close popular snowmobiling areas and transition many roads to trails. Three main plans were designed for the...
D uring a normal hot summer fire season, a gorgeous red sunset and haze in the air scare the heck out of people in my part of Wyoming. We live next to the Shoshone National Forest. Lately, the air has been so perfect and pristine, you can almost see 100 miles. It has not been this haze-free for...

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