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Lightning Sparks Mini-Fires

lightning forest

Thunderstorms that rumbled through the valley over the weekend brought with them lightning that sparked two small fires south of Salt Pass on the Grays River District and up the Mosquito Creek drainage on the Jackson District.  Fortunately, neither amounted to anything and they … Continue Reading

Wyoming Range Habitat Declining

mule deer

The prospect of land being leased for oil and gas drilling in the Wyoming Range is not the only thing that is threatening that wildlife-rich area.  Wyoming Game and Fish biologists say the forage in that area is on the decline.  Typically, the area is home to one of the most prominent mule deer herds in North America.  However, the habitat for the mule deer has been … Continue Reading

Cautions Posted For Cyclists

horse and bike

Years ago, laws in some cities required bicyclists to dismantle their bikes if they encountered a horse in their travels.  Suffice it to say, it has long been known that bicycles and horses are not a good mix.  Earlier this month, Friends of Pathways issued a statement reminding mountain bikers … Continue Reading

New Fires Quickly Doused

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Teton Interagency Fire Personnel doused two fire starts Wednesday afternoon.  One shortly after 4:00 pm involved a single tree in the Colter Bay Campground.  The park report indicates that the fire was human-caused.  Park officials say the incident was not the result of an escaped fire but may have stemmed from an equipment malfunction.  The second fire was … Continue Reading

Wilderness Society Concerned About Wyoming Range

Wyoming Range

The Wyoming Range is listed in a new report featuring areas deemed “Too Wild to Drill,” issued by The Wilderness Society. The Wyoming Range Legacy Act protects most of the area from oil and gas development, but there are close to 45-thousand acres on the Front Range that could still be leased, and the Forest Service is expected to make a decision this fall. Steff Kessler with The Wilderness Society in Wyoming says … Continue Reading

Concessioners Sought For Forest Facilities

Granite Creek

Ever want to operate a campground? The Bridger-Teton National Forest is offering a concession opportunity for the operation and maintenance of 17 campgrounds and one hot springs pool on the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger Districts.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading

Boy Scout’s Father Subject Of Intensive Search

Camp Loll

A 57 year-old man attending a Teton County boy scout camp with his son was the subject of a search that extended over portions of two days. David Harris of Harrisville, Utah was found about two to 2½ miles from camp after spending a day and a night out, wearing only … Continue Reading

Wildfires Becoming More Numerous

Hardluck Fire

A surveillance flight by Bridger-Teton National Forest discovered a fire on the neighboring Shoshone National Forest Saturday which is burning on a ridge in the Washakie Wilderness north of Togwotee Pass.  Fire Management Officer Tim Klukas says the “Hardluck Fire” is burning in lodgepole pine and spruce fir with … Continue Reading

Forest Service Accepts Offer For Jackson Parcel

BTNF Office

The Bridger-Teton National Forest has announced this weekend that it has accepted an offer of $11.5 million dollars for the sale of a portion of the administrative site in downtown Jackson, Wyoming. The 10-acres of the Bridger-Teton’s 15-acre parcel were listed by Sotheby’s International Realty on May 30th. An offer by … Continue Reading

Unattended Campfires Still A Problem

fire ban

Fire danger in the northwestern corner of the state remains moderate while fire conditions not far to the south or to the west are much more tenuous.  Daily showers and higher overnight humidity have contributed to the continued moderation of fire conditions – but … Continue Reading

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  • Colder Today With Rain Showers And Mountain Snow - October 1, 2014
    A cold front and weather system will push through the state of Wyoming early today.  Scattered rain showers will be possible statewide across lower elevations, but the best chance will be in northern and southeastern Wyoming.  Rain showers could become heavy at times, especially in southeastern parts of the state in the afternoon and evening.  […]
  • Today’s a big day for hunters in Wyoming - October 1, 2014
    If you’re really serious about hunting, you’re probably not listening to this. Depending on where you are in the state, the sun’s either up already or sunrise isn’t far away. If you’re a die-hard hunter, you’re probably already hunkered down in a field waiting for the geese to come in, out in the timber trying […]
  • Not all bad news in judge’s decision to relist wolves - September 30, 2014
    U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson handed down a ruling last week that removed wolves from Wyoming control and put them back under the protection of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. That ruling put an end to hunting wolves anywhere in the state, whether they’re in the trophy game area in the northwestern corner […]
  • The king of upland game birds is a worthy opponent - September 29, 2014
    Ruffed grouse hunters in the parts of the country where the birds are hunted heavily might flush 60 birds in one day, see six, get shots at four and come home with two. They consider that an average day. The birds are not easy to see, even when you know where they are. If you […]

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