[Federal Register Volume 65, Number 112 (Friday, June 9, 2000)]
[Pages 36714-36715]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 00-14646]



Bureau of Land Management


Trail Use Restrictions

AGENCY: Bureau of Land Management, Interior.

ACTION: Restriction of uses on the Muddy Mountain Interpretive Nature 
Trail in the Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area, Natrona 
County, Wyoming.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the following restrictions are 
placed on using the Muddy Mountain Interpretive Nature Trail:
    a. All mechanized and motorized transportation devices are 
prohibited from using the trail. Examples include bicycles, all-terrain 
vehicles, passenger vehicles, and snowmobiles.
    b. Horses are prohibited from using the trail.
    c. Exemptions: The following persons are excluded from these 
prohibitions: (1) Handicapped persons using wheelchairs and similar 
devices are permitted to use the devices on the trail; (2) Strollers; 
(3) Federal, State and local emergency personnel and BLM employees 
while performing their official duties; and, (4) any person expressly 
authorized in writing by the Field Manager, Casper Field Office.
    d. These restrictions are in effect year-round.
    Penalties: Any person who fails to comply with the provisions of 
this notice may be subject to penalties outlined in 43 CFR 8360.0-7.

EFFECTIVE DATE: June 1, 2000.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Don Whyde, Assistant Field Manager 
Resources, Casper Field Office, Bureau of Land Management, 2987 
Prospector Drive, Casper, WY 82604. Telephone: 307-261-7600.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: These trail restrictions are established in 
accordance with Environmental Assessment Number WY-062-EA-99-114 (Muddy 
Mountain Environmental Education Area, August 1999), and the Record of 
Decision and Finding of No Significant Impact, dated February 2, 2000.
    The Muddy Mountain Interpretive Nature Trail was built as a 
handicapped accessible trail. In order for the trail to be maintained 
in good condition, it is necessary to restrict certain uses. Excessive 
use by any of the prohibited devices would cause rapid deterioration of 
the trail and its effectiveness as a handicapped accessible trail.

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    Dated: May 31, 2000.
James K. Murkin,
Field Manager.
[FR Doc. 00-14646 Filed 6-8-00; 8:45 am]