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Impassable Roads

June 11, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

 Rangers say roads are impassable in parts of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Big Piney Ranger District is reporting washouts due to warming temperatures. Travelers to the area are urged to proceed with caution.

For more information, contact the Big Piney Ranger District at 307-276-3375.

Bridger-Teton Plans Prescribed Burn

June 2, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is planning to burn in the Cottonwood area in the next couple weeks. The Cottonwood II prescribed burn is about 20 miles west of Daniel, WY in the Big Piney Ranger District and is just over 1,000 acres. Fire managers are beginning this week and may continue through mid-June depending on the weather

Avalanche Center Stopped Advisories Sunday

April 28, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center is shifting into offseason mode and isn’t giving daily advisories any more. Jackson Hole News and Guide says the center will continue to track avalanche, weather and snow data. The last on the tracked was the wet slab triggered Ferry Peak avalanche east of Alpine Junction

Public Meeting Being Held for Lower Palmer Prescribed Fire

April 28, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, Teton County Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest and Teton Interagency Fire staff is hosting an open house tomorrow at the Hoback Volunteer Fire Department to discuss the plan for the Hoback Fuels Reduction Project. Jackson Hole News and Guide says fire managers are reviewing maps and goals for the Lower Palmer fire in the Teton County Wildfire Protection Plan. They will be burning live and dead vegetation to protect people, property and natural resources

Jackson Hole Visitor Center Closing

The Jackson Hole & Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center is closing Friday April 18 through Monday April 21 as construction crews finish their project. Construction began early March and crews are adding 300 square feet to the lower floor to help with the flow of visitors. Visitor services are still available during construction at places like the Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce and the Bridger-Teton National forest Supervisor’s Office

Bridger-Teton National Forest Projects Up for Public Comment

April 8, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole Comments Off

The Bridger-Teton National Forest is planning several recreation projects this summer and is inviting the community to make comments and learn more. There are five specific projects including: restoring campgrounds, repairing Snake River boat ramps and prohibiting shooting in a part of the park. People can call the Jackson Ranger District to comment and get more info at 307-739-5400

Lummis Defends States’ Water Rights

Forest Ski

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)  Wyoming’s U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis voted with a bi-partisan majority of 238-174 to pass the Water Rights Protection Act yesterday.  The bill bars federal agencies from demanding that citizens and businesses relinquish their water rights to the U.S. government and have them considered for a public lands permit or lease.  Lummis told the Congress that such a federal government practice … Continue Reading

Moose Count Breeds Optimism

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  A recent count of moose in the Jackson Hole area has biologists here cautiously optimistic about an apparent recovery taking place in the population.  Volunteers had joined biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge late last month to count moose in the region in an effort … Continue Reading

Wildlife Closures Remain In Effect

Wildlife at Denali National Park and Preserve.

(JACKSON, Wyo)  As temperatures gradually warm, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department is warning the public not to go out in search of antlers in western Wyoming.  Spokesman Mark Gocke explains that shed horn and antler gathering had been prohibited on most public lands west of the Continental Divide between … Continue Reading

BTNF Staffers Receive National Awards

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  Bridger-Teton National Forest Wild & Scenic Rivers Coordinator, David Cernicek, who instigated a project to prevent owls from becoming trapped in the forest’s vault toilets is to be honored Wednesday during the 2014 Wings Across the Americas Conservation Awards ceremony in Denver, Colorado.  Cernicek forwarded a photo of … Continue Reading

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