Travel Management planning

The Shoshone National Forest began the Travel Management planning process in June 2015.  This process will designate a sustainable system of roads, trails, and areas that are open for motor vehicle use with public involvement. As a part of this process, the Shoshone National Forest is following the rules set forward in the 2005 Travel Management Rule.

What is Travel Management?

Travel Management FAQs

Travel Management Education & Compliance Working Group information

2016 Motor Vehicle Use Maps

Archive of all proposals - These documents represent all proposals received by the Shoshone National Forest, which were used to create the Proposed Action.

 Proposed Action

**Public comment period has been extended and will now end July 27, 2016**

As of May 27, 2016, a 30-day public comment period began for the Shoshone National Forest's Proposed Action for the Travel Mangement project. You may view the scoping document here.

All associated information and maps may be viewed here.

GIS information:

  • Click here for the GIS library geodatabase file (zipped 6.8 mb)
  • Click here for the Proposed Action GIS file geodatabase (zipped 256 kb)
  • Click here for the Proposed Action and GIS library KML files (zipped 2.1 mb)


Shoshone National Forest travel management newsletter


Upcoming Events

May 16, 2016 - Public meeting, Lander Community Center, 950 Buena Vista Drive, Lander, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

May 17, 2016 - Headwaters Art and Convention Center, 20 Stalnaker St., Dubois, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

May 18, 2016 - Cody Club Room, 1240 Beck Ave., Cody, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

May 19, 2016 - Education & Compliance working group meeting 10:00am-3:00pm, Thermopolis, Big Horn Federal Savings Bank

Travel Management Timeline on the Shoshone National Forest

Summer 2015 – Conduct initial public meetings
September 2015 - Conduct public workshops; discuss opportunities & develop proposed action
February 2016 – Conduct winter use public workshop
Spring 2016 - Release Proposed Action
Spring/Summer 2016 – Public comments accepted on proposed action
Summer 2016 – Develop alternatives
Spring 2017 – Release Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with 45 day comment period for formal public comments
Spring/Summer 2017 – Conduct public meetings upon release of Draft EIS
Summer/Fall 2017 – Complete EIS and Draft Record of Decision (ROD )
Winter 2017/2018:  Release Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision with a 45 day objection period.
Winter/Spring 2018:  Objection Resolution Period
Spring 2018:  Issuance of the Final Record of Decision