The Bureau of Reclamation, in response to a request from the Wyoming Game and Fish Department, has scheduled a series of fluctuating flows in the North Platt River downstream of Gray Reef Dam. Read on...
The Natrona County Master Gardeners 2018 Spring Gardening Conference will be Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm. Read on...
The Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI) is a collaborative, county-led process intended to result in one, multi-county legislative lands package that is broadly supported by public lands stakeholders in Wyoming, and advanced to the Congressional delegation for introduction in Congress. The ultimate goal is a new federal law that governs the designation and management of Wyoming’s 42 Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and 3 U.S. Forest Service (USFS) Wilderness Study Areas (WSAs) in Wyoming; and, where opportunities exist, addresses other public land management issues affecting the broader landscape.
The Wyoming County Commissioners Association (WCCA) has established principles and guidelines for the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative (WPLI). Details on how Natrona County is participating can be found here.
Be sure to visit the WPLI Hub for more information and an interactive map.
As the weather begins to get cooler and thoughts of snow start in everyone’s mind, not everyone dreads the white stuff. Casper Mountain offers a great opportunity to get out skiing, snow shoeing and even biking on groomed trails. Before you go, check out the conditions by viewing the new webcams that are located at the Trials Lodge. You'll find current weather, weather history and the forecast so that you can better plan for your outing. But just don't view in the winter months. Watch the changing seasons year round. The system was upgraded this summer to provide a clearer view and more information. Visit the Casper Mountain Trails Center Weather Station or click on the webcam link from the County's home page.
On average, it takes around 4 feet of snow before the trails are ready for grooming. That much snow is needed before the groomer can safely traverse the trails by effectively covering stumps, rocks and other obstacles. The County will post trail updates as conditions change but you can also use the new cameras to keep tabs on snow conditions. Once enough snow has fallen and the County has groomed the trails, you will be ready to hit the trails and try out those new skis or snowshoes. Now all that is required is a ski pass. Anyone using the groomed Nordic trails on Casper Mountain is required to have a Nordic Trails Pass. Proceeds from the sales go to cover grooming costs.
Contact the Natrona County Parks Department for more information.