FOREST PLAN HOLDS RESTRICTIONS
The petroleum industry will have 90 days beginning Mar. 2 to appeal the long awaited Bridger-Teton Forest Plan approved this month by the U.S. Forest Service. The plan, originally due in 1986, makes about one fourth of the 3.4 million acre forest in Northwest Wyoming available for oil and gas leasing with surface occupancy but contains many restrictions. Rocky Mountain Oil and Gas Association is considering an appeal. Environmental groups might appeal as well.