The Shoshone National Forest is looking to permit new outfitting and guiding services near Cody, Dubois and Lander.

Activities that are potentially open include mountaineering, sport climbing and ice climbing in the Wild Iris, Sinks Canyon, Little Popo Agie and Gannett Peak areas in the Wind River Ranger District. There are also commercial climbing opportunities in the South Fork of the Shoshone River corridor and Clarks Fork area. Other nonmotorized commercial activities being considered include mountain biking, trail running, day-use fishing, paddle boarding, kayaking and canoeing.

Additional activities may be considered. For information contact Paul Rau at 307-578-5140 or Mike LaFrentz at 307-578-5117. Proposals will be due by March 9.

— Mike Koshmrl

Contact Mike Koshmrl at 732-7067 or

Mike has reported on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's wildlife, wildlands and the agencies that manage them since 2012. A native Minnesotan, he arrived in the West to study environmental journalism at the University of Colorado.

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