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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

Deceased Man Possibly A New Yorker

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Teton County investigators now say that the deceased victim found in the Mosquito Street drainage south of Wilson last week is possibly a 66 year-old man from New York City.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says … Continue Reading

Victim’s Severed Head Due To “Animal Disturbance”

September 18, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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While the investigators are reluctant to reveal the suspected identity of a man whose body was discovered last week in the Mosquito Creek drainage south of Wilson, the circumstances of how he came to be there are slowly being uncovered.  Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says current information indicates … Continue Reading

BTNF Announces Prescribed Fires

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The Teton Interagency fire managers are getting ready to conduct six different prescribed fires this fall, weather permitting.  Those fires include … Continue Reading

Hunter Mauled In Teton Wilderness

September 16, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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An Indiana hunter was mauled by a grizzly bear at Wolverine Creek in the Teton Wilderness Thursday after he and a hunting guide were unexpectedly charged the bear.  Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says the county’s search and rescue team was called in to … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears Share The Forest This Fall

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Stern warnings are being sent out regarding the chances of encountering a grizzly bear during outdoor activities this fall.  But while news releases sent out by the area’s national forests, national parks and both the Idaho and Montana wildlife departments telling of a low yield in the whitebark pine crop this year, Spokesman Gregg Losinski says plenty of other foods that bears like … Continue Reading

Control Burn Planned Near Hoback Junction

September 11, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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Teton Interagency fire managers are preparing to conduct a prescribed fire at Beaver Mountain – possibly yet this week.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says firefighters will ignite a burn in the 400-acre project area, 20-miles south of Jackson as part of the effort to increase defensible space within the community of Bryan Flats near Hoback Junction. She says … Continue Reading

Lightning Sparks New Fires In Jackson Hole

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The series of storms that rolled through Jackson Hole over the weekend sparked at least seven small wildfires that were quickly suppressed by Teton Interagency Fire personnel.  Grand Teton National Park Fire Communication and Education Specialist Tracy Weaver says however, others could still turn up as sleeper fires from other strikes.  She says … Continue Reading

Critical Winter Range Parcel Donated To BTNF

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A 37-acre parcel within crucial wildlife winter range in Teton County has been transferred into the Bridger-Teton National Forest thanks to an arrangement coordinated by the Jackson Hole Land Trust and the Conservation Fund.  Located about 15 miles south of Jackson, … Continue Reading

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