Sheridan, WY—The Bighorn National Forest, in collaboration with the Bureau Land Management (BLM) Buffalo Field Office, is releasing a DRAFT Environmental Assessment (EA) on the proposed Red Grade Trail System.

Sheridan County is requesting a special use authorization to construct approximately 15 miles of natural surface single-track, non-motorized trails and to develop approximately 1.3 acres for trailhead/parking areas on National Forest System lands.

An additional two miles have been requested on Bureau of Land Management lands.

This Draft EA is the draft environmental analysis of the detailed study of the issues identified during initial phases of scoping of the proposed action on public lands.

Upon completion of this 30 day comment period on the draft, all public comments will be reviewed and then a FINAL EA and DRAFT Decision would be issued for those that commented upon to object.  Once the objection period is complete the final decision on the authorization would be made.

Additional information and access to the DRAFT EA can be found on the Bighorn National Forest website at

Please submit your comments to with “Red Grade Trails, Attn: Andrew Johnson” in the subject line or hard copy to 2013 Eastside 2nd Street in Sheridan by March 11th, 2019.

For more information contact Sara Evans-Kirol at (307) 674-2600.

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