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Shoshone National Forest

Christmas tree permits on sale this weekend for Shoshone NF

Christmas tree permits will go on sale this weekend from the Shoshone National Forest.

November 17, 2014 1:34 pmLoading…

Prescribed fires planned on Shoshone forest

The Shoshone National Forest is planning prescribed fire projects north of Cody, Wyo., this fall, as weather and fuel conditions allow.

September 18, 2014 2:52 pmLoading…

Forest to spray campgrounds, picnic areas

Several Shoshone National Forest campgrounds will be closed for a day or two starting on Wednesday to allow workers to apply insecticide to protect trees from bark beetle attack. 

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Forest road to close for construction

The entire length of Forest Service Road 201.1C on the Greybull District of the Shoshone National Forest will be closed for construction starting Wednesday.

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Fence builders

Fence builders

Members of the Northwest Wyoming OHV Alliance cooperated with the Shoshone National Forest and Switchback Ranch to resolve an unsafe gate location at the top of the Morrison Jeep Trail switchbacks. The forest donated the 800 feet of fence, cattle guard and gate. The ranch donated the helicop…

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New video game set in Wyoming wilderness

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Two former Wyoming residents have created a videogame that centers around a park ranger stationed in a watchtower in the Shoshone National Forest wilderness with plot and dialogue based on real places within the state.

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Snow keeps forest roads closed

The seasonal opening of three roads on the Wapiti Ranger District of the Shoshone National Forest in Wyoming will be delayed because of snow drifts and wet road conditions.

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Forest chief mulls objections to Shoshone NF plan

Sixty-four objections were filed over the Shoshone National Forest’s final forest plan, draft record of decision and final environmental impact statement during the comment period, which has now expired.

April 07, 2014 3:00 pmLoading…
Shoshone National Forest

Shoshone National Forest

Mark Bruscino, left, and Dale Ditolla ready a pair of ATVs for a trip into a remote area of the Shoshone National Forest in July near Meeteetse. The U.S. Forest Service's final draft management plan would open up about 50,000 acres of the forest to snowmobiles and off-road vehicles.

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Proposal to increase motorized access in Shoshone National Forest draws backlash

Proposal to increase motorized access in Shoshone National Forest draws backlash

CASPER, Wyo. — A coalition of conservation groups plans to file an objection with the U.S. Forest Service over a proposal to increase motor vehicle access in the Shoshone National Forest.

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Land management plan meetings rescheduled

The Shoshone National Forest has rescheduled the previously postponed public meetings regarding release of the revised Land Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement and draft Record of Decision.

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Forest land management plan meetings reset

The Shoshone National Forest has rescheduled its previously postponed public meetings regarding the release of the revised Land Management Plan, Final Environmental Impact Statement and draft Record of Decision.

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Vole packer

Vole packer

A male red fox carries voles he had caught and stashed along Highway 212 in the Beartooth Mountains last March, probably to provision his mate and her kits in the family's den.

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Caught

Caught

Red foxes are skittish animals that aren't easily trapped. Once subdued, though, they can be handled successfully without using drugs since they are fairly docile.

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Trap construction

Trap construction

Patrick Cross describes how the log traps are built from native materials and rebar to ensure the foxes are safe while inside.

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Fox map

Fox map

This map shows the habitats of various red fox subspecies in North America.

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Snowmobile commuters

Snowmobile commuters

Patrick Cross and his assistant, Jake Kay, ride snowmobiles to access their traps, winter home and to scout for fox trails to follow. Much of their riding is confined to the snow-covered and closed Beartooth Highway.

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Listening for beeps

Listening for beeps

Researcher Patrick Cross listens for beeps from VHF collars attached to four red foxes. The other five of the nine adult foxes that Cross has caught are wearing GPS collars that will contain data on where the foxes have traveled.

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Scat sample

Scat sample

Patrick Cross prepares to collect a fox's scat near a road marker. Foxes are very particular about where they relieve themselves as a way to mark their territory.

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Fox trapper

Fox trapper

Billings native and University of Montana student Patrick Cross holds one of the red foxes he trapped in the Beartooth Mountains as part of his study on the species for the Yellowstone Ecological Research Center in Bozeman.

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