The Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest is proposing to transfer operation and maintenance of Grover Park Road.
According to the Forest Service, if the maintenance transfer takes place, the road would be operated and maintained by Lincoln County “beginning at the Forest boundary at the Town of Grover and ending at the Forest boundary at the Town of Turnerville via a duly recorded easement.”
The Greys River Ranger District is now seeking public comment on this proposal and is especially “interested in any potential effects to the environment that may be of concern” to the public.
“This project is deemed necessary because federal equipment and funding are insufficient to meet existing demands on this road segment, and additional equipment and funding would become available under county road authorities,” said Angelica Cacho, public affairs specialist for the Bridger-Teton. “The purpose remains to provide a safe road system to both county constituents and Forest visitors, and would also provide emergency road re-route opportunity for hazards occurring on Highway 89.”
The transfer of operations and maintenance proposal includes establishing a 60 foot wide (30 feet each side of the road centerline) right-of-way.
Public access for currently authorized uses of the Grover Park Road and to the Forest off the road would continue under the same terms and conditions as is currently managed by the Forest.
Comments or questions regarding this proposal should be submitted to Richard Raione, District Ranger, Greys River Ranger District, 671 North Washington, Afton, WY 83110, or by email to: [email protected]
Comments must be postmarked by May 30, 2014.