This is an update on the proposed Medicine Bow Landscape Vegetation Analysis (LaVA) project, a conservation issue of local importance outlined in the forthcoming January 2018 newsletter (available here). Following pressure from concerned locals and conservation groups, the Forest Service recently announced two public engagement sessions in Laramie scheduled for next Tuesday and Wednesday, January 30th and 31st, from 4:00 to 7:00 pm in the Lincoln Community Center, 365 W. Grand Ave. Representatives from the Forest Service, along with project partners, will be in attendance to answer questions and receive comments from the public. Laramie Audubon would like to encourage its members to join us in attending one of these sessions, to demonstrate our interest in the future of the Medicine Bow NR and to express support for limiting the scope and environmental impacts of this proposal. For additional information on the LaVA project proposal, read the article on page 4 of the January newsletter, consult the Forest Service website or call Don Jones at (307) 460-8114.