The Shoshone National Forest is soliciting proposals from entities interested in providing new recreational opportunities on the forest. Activities include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Climbing activities such as mountaineering, sport climbing and ice climbing in the following areas: Wild Iris, Sinks Canyon, Little Popo Agie, and Gannett Peak as well as other areas within the Wind River Ranger District, the South Fork of the Shoshone River corridor, and the Clarks Fork area;
-Non-motorized trail based activities such as mountain biking and trail running on the Washakie and Wapiti Ranger Districts;
-Motorized activities limited to Forest Service roads and motorized trails, such as ATV/UTV/OHV activities or shuttle services to transport individuals on/off the Shoshone National Forest; and
-Non-motorized water sports such as day-use fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking, or canoeing.
The agency’s notice, however, does not indicate whether permits will be awarded in response to proposals or through a competitive process. Notably, the Forest Service Manual states that the agency is to issue a prospectus and seek proposals if it determines a competitive interest exists for the opportunity.
Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should contact Paul Rau at (307) 578-5140 or Mike LeFrentz at (307) 578-5117. Proposals will be accepted through March 9, 2020.