Skip to main content


Interview with Groskopf on Forest Plan. He says three counties and six conservation districts make up the cooperator group that gives input on the plan. He says 88% of the forest is wilderness and roadless used by only 3% of the population. He says we have all these people squashed into the 15% of the forest. 'What we're talking about is how to manage the remaining 15%. He says the cooperators group disagrees on the ""capable or suitable grazing"" designations. He says oil and gas allowables went from 400,000 acres to 100,000. He says ""we wanted the forest to be flexible, site specific."" Groskopf talks about the group wanting access for motorized use on the Forest. At the time, he was president of the Cody area HOV group. He says they wanted use of the old roads in the area on the East side of Franc's Peak. He says the HOV group wants to use ATV's, motorcycles, and small trucks in a two mile area between two existing trail. He says the planning document reflects the best of all alternatives...leaving the East side of Franc's Peak available for motorized use. He says the grizzly bear PCA is not included in the Franc's Peak area...he says this area is miles east from Kirwin and the grizzly moth sites. He says the loop trail would connect the Wood River with the Greybull area. He says grizzlies have learned to live with the traffic on a reopened old road: the Jeep Trail in Sunlight Basin. He says people who don't like the noise: ""I have problem with people saying, ""I don't like it"", so someone else can't use. Preston says she had people come to her who were concerned about the possible opening of the trail near Franc's Peak. Groskopf says he thinks most of the animals have gotten used to the noise of ATV's and trucks. He says people would use the same argument against impacting wildlife to close down the Sunlight Road, the Kirwin Road, the North Fork. Preston asks Groskopf about conflict of interest, since he is the president of an OHV organization. He says he represents the people of Park County and doesn't have a conflict of interest. I think I represent the majority of people in Park County...he thinks most people would like to have the flexibility to study OHV use in the Forest.

small (250x250 max)
medium (500x500 max)
Large
Extra Large
large ( > 500x500)
Full Resolution
  • There is no file associated with this item.
you wish to report:


...
Select the collections to add or remove from your search
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
K
L
M
N
O
P
Q
R
S
T
U
V
W
X
Y
Z
 
OK