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Bridger-Teton Names New Supervisor

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Clinton Kyhl, currently deputy forest supervisor of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest in central Washington State, has been named the new supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Kyhl replaces former Supervisor Jacque Buchanan who … Continue Reading

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
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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

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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

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    I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
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    High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures.  Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times.  Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
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    High pressure will continue to build over the state of Wyoming today.  Expect sunny to mostly sunny skies and mainly dry conditions for much of the state.  The one exception will be in far northeastern portions of the state, where early flurries or light snow showers are possible.  Winds will also be breezy to gusty […]

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