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By Carrie Haderlie
The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Climbing ranger hired to address concerns in Ten Sleep Canyon


August 8, 2019

SHERIDAN — This summer, the Bighorn National Forest is taking steps to address concerns about climbing impacts in the West Ten Sleep Canyon after tension in the area for months.

The agency is working on a climbing management plan, and has hired a seasonal climbing ranger, according to Traci Weaver, Powder River District Ranger for the forest. Construction of new climbing routes or trails is prohibited, according to a media release on July 19, but these regulations are not new.

“In reality, these are federal regulations that we have had all along, so this is not a new closure or order,...

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