Pine beetle pickup in forests around Laramie

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Pine beetle pickup in forests around Laramie

The U.S. Forest Service is still dealing with the pine beetle epidemic in Wyoming. Laramie District ranger Larry Sandoval says he's expecting to be busy for at least another three years clearing dead and dying trees from campgrounds, roadsides, power lines and around structures in southern Wyoming. Work will continue through the winter as long as possible, even if that means temporarily closing snowmobile trails. In the summer,ongoing work means the continued closure of roads and campgrounds. For those visiting the Laramie Ranger District, that means possible closures this winter to snowmobile trails. Sandoval tells the Laramie Boomerang that public health and safety is foremost in the Forest Service's priorities.

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