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

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

January 11, 2017 - Government cooperator meeting 9:00am-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
December 2016 – Develop alternatives
Summer 2017 – Release Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with 45 day comment period for formal public comments
Summer 2017 – Conduct public meetings upon release of Draft EIS
Spring/Summer2018:  Release Final Environmental Impact Statement and Draft Record of Decision; host public meetings.
Summer/Fall 2018:  Objection Resolution Period and Issue the Final Record of Decision