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Abandoned Campfires Threaten Forest

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Forest employees were summoned to douse four unattended campfires over the weekend which, although they did not escape the campfire rings, posed a threat to the increasingly dry vegetation around them.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the fire danger here is still classified as low, but that doesn’t mean … Continue Reading

New Bruin Resident In Teton County

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated a sub-adult male grizzly bear Friday.  Game and Fish officials say the bear was captured for frequenting a camp ground on the North Fork of the Shoshone River west of Cody. In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service the bear was relocated to … Continue Reading

Price Set For Forest Parcel

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The price has been set now for the parcel of forest property near the Bridger Teton National Forest Administration building.  The contract was awarded to Sotheby’s International to sell the ten acres after negotiations with the Town of Jackson to purchase the land broke off.  Now, says local Sotheby’s Broker Jay Kornoff, … Continue Reading

Local Firefighters Deployed Out Of State

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Wildland firefighters from around the region are being deployed to assist on fires burning around the southwestern United States.  Among them are crews and equipment from the Wyoming State Forestry Division.  However, crews from the various federal agencies in northwestern Wyoming are also being deployed to help in the fire-stricken states as well.  Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says … Continue Reading

BTNF On Next Year’s National Passes

June 6, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Share the Experience

The American public has been invited in recent years to submit photos of their outdoor experiences in a contest that could win $15,000 for the winner and have their photo placed on the nationally-distributed America the Beautiful Pass.  Bridger Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says those purchasing next year’s pass will see a photo set in a mountain valley that some may find vaguely familiar. Bridger Teton … Continue Reading

Tidwell Outlines Firefighting Needs

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U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell highlighted the challenges facing his agency as it continues to respond to increasingly extreme wildfires, in a statement before the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee yesterday.  He told the Senate leaders the Forest Service estimates a total of … Continue Reading

Broker Selected For Forest Parcel

BTNF Office

Bridger Teton National Forest has announced the selection of a broker for the liquidation of a 10 acre parcel at the North Cache administrative site in Jackson.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says after a bidding process, a local broker was named to the task. Cernicek says … Continue Reading

BTNF Won’t Ban Boats

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Bridger-Teton National Forest has announced it will not ban motorized watercraft from the Snake River south of Jackson.  The restrictions would have involved about 20 miles of the river from … Continue Reading

Beware of the Bears

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This is Bear Awareness Week, and as we have been hearing, grizzly bears in this area have been very much in evidence. Erin Edge with Defenders of Wildlife says with the success of grizzly recovery, bears are now in areas where they haven’t been for decades, so it means … Continue Reading

Governor Seeks Follow-Through on Suit

Governor Matt Mead

The Wyoming Attorney General has filed a motion to continue the lawsuit over wolf management in Wyoming. Last week the plaintiffs filed a “Notice of Voluntary Dismissal.” This, if not challenged, would leave only the Court in Washington, DC to hear the challenge over Wyoming’s wolves. Governor Matt Mead says … Continue Reading

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  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]
  • Body of Overdue Hiker Found in Grand Teton National Park - July 23, 2014
    The body of an overdue hiker was discovered Tuesday afternoon near the mouth of Cascade Canyon in Grand Teton National Park. Park officials report that Will Cornyn, 36, of San Francisco, Calif. was found below a steep cliff band near Inspiration Point. Cornyn had been reported overdue by his girlfriend on Monday when he did […]
  • Wyoming Sees Increase in Whooping Cough - July 22, 2014
    With continued growth in reported pertussis (whooping cough) cases this year, the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH) is encouraging awareness of the disease and vaccination to help protect vulnerable residents, especially infants. Forty-three pertussis cases have been reported to WDH so far this year, compared to a total of 76 in 2013, 59 in 2012, […]
  • Digital age flattens the learning curve - July 22, 2014
    If you’re thinking you want to get some photographic evidence of the time you spend outdoors, now’s a great time to buy a camera. The prices on digital cameras has fallen a lot since I started shooting, and there are some fantastic cameras out there for very decent prices. I’m not a big fan of […]

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