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Updated Sinks Canyon State Park Master Plan materials available on-line

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Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites, and Trails has posted materials from the public meeting regarding the Sinks Canyon State Park Master Plan held on August 30. 

The meeting, which included a public comment period and presentations from Wyoming State Parks and Ayres Associates, the company that partnered with State Parks on the Master Planning process, provided the public with an opportunity to learn more about how the park will be managed and maintained over the next 20 years.

Questions from the public have been answered and are posted in a document on the State Park landing page. The comments received have been aggregated and will be considered prior to project implementation.  Other relevant materials, like the presentation from August 30, maps, and the cooperative agreement between Wyoming Game and Fish and State Parks for Sinks Canyon State Park are also posted. 

The Master Plan, which was finalized in September 2020 after a two-year public planning process, outlined broad goals for the direction of planning the park for the next 20 years.  Many community stakeholders were involved with the plan’s development through two public workshops, four steering committee meetings, eight focus groups, a project web portal, and a final presentation via Zoom. The Master Planning materials are available to view online. 

Each component of that plan will have a project implementation phase, which will outline details for each project.  The project implementation process is explained with a graphic, also posted on the State Park landing page. 

“Wyoming State Parks is committed to ongoing work with the public, including the Tribes, as we implement components of the Master Plan and continue to manage Sinks Canyon State Park as a popular recreation and wildlife habitat management area with our partners at the Wyoming Game and Fish,” said Kyle Bernis, Shoshone District Manager for Wyoming State Parks. 

As a next step in the planning process, Wyoming State Parks will be facilitating discussions later this month among local stakeholder groups representing a diversity of interests regarding route location options for the proposed via ferrata project included in the Sinks Canyon Master Plan. 

For more information and to view the Sinks Canyon State Park Master Plan, visit https://wyoparks.wyo.gov/index.php/sinks-canyon-master-plan.