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Shoshone National Forest releases Budworm Response Project Environmental Assessment

Contact(s): Kristie Salzmann, 307-578-5190

CODY, Wyo., February 6, 2018 – The Shoshone National Forest has released an environmental assessment and draft Decision Notice/Finding of No Significant Impact for the Budworm Response Project. A 45-day objection period begins Wednesday, February 7, 2018, and ends Friday, March 23, 2018. The project is designed to respond to a western spruce budworm epidemic in the Crandall area of the Clarks Fork Ranger District.


Objections will only be accepted from individuals or groups who previously submitted specific written comments regarding the proposed project during prior opportunities for public comment on the Budworm Response Project.  Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project unless based on new information arising after designated comment opportunities.


The environmental assessment, draft Decision Notice, and Finding of No Significant Impact are available online at https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=49903.  These documents are also available for review at the Wapiti District Office located at 203 A Yellowstone Ave., Cody, Wyo.


Objections may be submitted in the following ways:

  • Written objections, including attachments, must be filed with:  Objection Reviewing Officer, US Forest Service Rocky Mountain Region, 1617 Cole Blvd. Building 17, Golden, CO 80401, fax 303-275-5134 office (303) 275-5350.  The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered objections are:  8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
  • Electronic objections must be submitted in a format such as an email message, plain text (.txt), rich text format (.rtf), or Word (.doc, .docx) to r02admin_review@fs.fed.us.


As America’s first national forest, the Shoshone National Forest has 2.4 million acres of diverse terrain and a mission to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the forest to meet the needs of present and future generations.