Motorized Recreation on the BTNF Feb. 21
Public meeting in Jackson
February 2, 2007
Editor’s Note: This public meeting is in Jackson, but may be of interest to some of our readers who are concerned about motorized use on National Forest land on the Bridger-Teton National Forest. There will be seven great speakers at this presentation later this month at Teton Science School. The event is free.
PERSPECTIVES ON MOTORIZED RECREATION AND WILDLIFE
Trends, Opportunities, and Effects
(Jackson, Wyoming) - The Bridger-Teton National Forest is hosting a Public Panel Discussion of Current Science and Motorized Recreation on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 from 6:30 pm to 9 pm in the Dining Lodge Room of the Teton Science School’s Jackson Campus.
This event will have presentations by seven notable speakers:
Michael Wisdom—Research Wildlife Biologist (Perspective: current research of motorized use and wildlife effects at the Starkey Experimental Forest in Oregon).
Brian Hawthorne—Blue Ribbon Coalition Public Lands Director (Perspective: the national view on OHV use, trends, and the organization’s position on balancing motorized use with wildlife).
Dr. Chuck Schwartz—(USGS) Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team Leader (Perspective: impacts of roads, trails, homes, developments on grizzly bear survival in the GYE).
Brad Hill—Program Manager for Wyoming State Trails (Perspective: State view regarding goals and attributes of a designated motorized system and OHV use with wildlife and other interests).
Steve Kilpatrick—Habitat Biologist for Wyoming Game & Fish Department (Perspective: relationship, effects, and opportunities between OHV use and hunting).
Eric Grove—Local Jackson Hole OHV Rental Business owner and recreationist (Perspective: OHV trends regarding use/sales locally and what he is hearing from customers).
Franz Camenzind—Executive Director of the Jackson Hole Alliance (Perspective: relationship and trends between local OHV use and non-motorized/quiet recreation).
The public is invited to attend this free event that will include time for questions from the audience and an opportunity to Meet and Greet the Panelists, following the panel forum. This event is part of the Travel Plan Revision process and the development of a Designated Motorized Road and Trail system for the North Zone of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.
For additional information call David Wilkinson—BTNF Travel Plan Coordinator at 307-739-5544.
Bridger-Teton National Forest, www.fs.fed.us/btnf