SHERIDAN — Bighorn National Forest managers and members of the Forest Plan Steering Committee will meet on Tuesday for the annual forest plan monitoring and evaluation field trip.

Participants will meet at the Powder River Ranger District in Buffalo at 10 a.m. before proceeding to different locations in the Powder River Ranger District. The Forest Service will be joined by representatives from the city of Buffalo, Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Wyoming State Forestry Division for discussions about the proposed Buffalo Municipal Watershed Project with stops at Mosier Gulch, the Hettinger Group Area, Loaf Mountain Overlook and Tie Hack Reservoir.

The field trip will conclude around 3:30 p.m. at Tie Hack Reservoir.

The field trip is open to the public. Drinking water will be provided, but participants should bring their own field gear and lunch. The group will take a lunch break at the Hettinger Group Area at noon.

The Forest Plan Steering Committee is comprised of U.S. Forest Service managers and cooperating agencies including county commissions, conservation districts and state agencies. The committee was formed during the revision of the forest plan and continues to help the USFS monitor the forest plan and project implementation. The committee meets twice a year.

The field trip agenda and map are available on the Bighorn National Forest’s website

For more information about the committee and the field trip, contact Chris Jones at 307-674-2627 or