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Shut-down Impacts Jackson Hole Attractions

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The National Park Service has issued a general statement explaining its plan due to the governmental shutdown brought about by the inability of the Congress and the President to compromise on the Affordable Care Act and the budget stating that it will “close and secure national park facilities and grounds in order to suspend all activities except for those that are essential to respond to emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.”  The NPS explains that … Continue Reading

Snake River Protection Moves Forward

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Bridger-Teton National Forest yesterday released the draft Decision Notice for the Wild and Scenic Snake River Headwaters Forest Plan Amendment Environmental Assessment.   Jackson District Ranger Dale Deiter says the decision will result in a Forest Plan amendment and Comprehensive Resource Management Plan for … Continue Reading

Another Rescue In The Forest

September 26, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Interagency Helicopter staffed by two members of the Teton County Search and Rescue Team were dispatched Wednesday afternoon to the back country of Bridger Teton National Forest several miles northeast of Heart Six Ranch to aid a 55 year-old man who … Continue Reading

Forest Seeks Rental Space

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Wanted: up to 15-thousand square feet of business space to rent for five years or so.  The Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking to temporarily lease office space of between 6,000 and 10,000 rentable square feet and warehouse space of between 4,000 and 5,000 rentable square feet in the Jackson area. Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains the space is needed due to the fact that … Continue Reading

Forest Fires Not Growing

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The Dog Creek Fire sparked by lightning on Wolf Mountain last week has not grown significantly.  The fire remains in a managed status and has not grown beyond a tenth of an acre.  Fire officials on the Bridger Teton National Forest say they anticipate the precipitation forecast this week will continue to limit its growth or possibly suppress it entirely.  Meanwhile, the Bull Fire in the Grays River area is also expected to be curtailed by this week’s rain and snow.

Heart Patient Evacuated From Wilderness

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Teton County Search and Rescue responded to a call in the Teton Wilderness near “Dead Horse Pass” just west of the Grand Teton National Park boundary Friday.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the man needing assistance was reported to be suffering from a heart condition.  Gilliam says the unidentified man, … Continue Reading

Forest Users Should Be Rain Wary

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While northwestern Wyoming has not experienced the kind of severe weather seen in Colorado recently, Bridger-Teton National Forest and Bureau of Land Management’s High Desert District are encouraging visitors to take extra precautions while recreating on public lands in light of all of the recent rain. Above all else, says Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, … Continue Reading

Know Where You Are Hunting

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With the opening of hunting seasons on lands surrounding Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, hunters are reminded that hunting is not permitted within a park. Although most of the park boundaries are well marked, it is … Continue Reading

Timber Harvest Reform Opposed By Environmental Group

September 23, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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The Congressional Budget Office does not reflect all that favorably on proposed legislation by Washington Congressman Doc Hastings and co-sponsored by Wyoming Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis to more than double harvest on public lands.  It is not only a question of the visual impacts though, according to … Continue Reading

Lightning Sparks Wildfire South of Jackson

September 20, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A lightning strike earlier this week has resulted in a small fire north of Wolf Mountain on the Bridger Teton National Forest.  Fire Prevention Specialist Leslie Williams says the fire is currently 2/10 of an acre and is burning in an area of heavy dead and down timber. Williams says … Continue Reading

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