Rangers have ordered road and campground closures because of a fire in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Pole Creek fire area started as a prescribed burn but 50-mile-an-hour winds spread embers and turned the burn into a wildfire. For specific closure details, call (307) 828-5100 or visitwww.tetonfires.com
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.
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
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
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
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
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
(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
(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
(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
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