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.

Preliminary Environmental Assessment - released July 30, 2020

The Shoshone National Forest has completed an analysis of all past proposals and their impacts to forest resources. This analysis and any additional public input will inform the final determination of motorized use on roads, trails, and areas of the Shoshone National Forest. The Preliminary Environmental Assessment explains the impacts of these proposals to Shoshone National Forest resources and includes a budgetary assessment.

Comments on the Preliminary Environmental Assessment are due by September 28, 2020, and should be submitted in writing via one of the following means:
  • send an email to with “Shoshone NF Travel Management Planning Project” in the subject line or
  • via regular mail to Mark Foster (Environmental Coordinator), Shoshone National Forest, 808 Meadow Lane Avenue, Cody, WY 82414
Subpart B


Travel Management Timeline - from start to July 30, 2020

  • 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
  • Spring 2017 - Additional public meetings with new information
  • Summer 2017 – Hold additional public field trips
  • Fall 2017 - Released revised Proposed Action
  • Pause until Jauary 2020 due to personnel changes
  • July 30, 2020 - Release of Preliminary Environmental Assessment


Travel Management Education & Compliance Working Group information

Travel Management Planning Project Library