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Lava Creek Fire Touched Off Soon

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Weather permitting, members of Teton Interagency Fire will be touching off a prescribed burn in the Lava Creek area on the Buffalo Ranger District near Buffalo Valley, possibly as early as today.  Bridger-Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the project completes a project that … Continue Reading

Prescribed Fires To Begin

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Neighbors of the Bridger-Teton National Forest can expect to see fire activity through the forest area this spring, as fire managers prepare to conduct multiple prescribed burns. Three prescribed burns are presently scheduled for the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger Districts. The primary purpose for these burns is … Continue Reading

Beetle Activity Declines On Forests

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The U.S. Forest Service released the results of the annual aerial forest health survey in Wyoming last month which indicate that the mountain pine beetle epidemic here is on the decline.  Statewide, the survey shows … Continue Reading

Control Burn Planned

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Teton Interagency Fire personnel plan to conduct the final phase of the Lava Creek prescribed fire as soon as spring conditions are suitable. The project is to take place near the Wilderness Ranches home sites, directly north of Highway 26/287 and east of … Continue Reading

Congress Members Seek Wolf Delisting

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All three members of the Wyoming Delegation have joined with other western legislators in sending a letter to the US Fish and Wildlife chief Dan Ashe, encouraging the delisting of the wolf nationwide.  The letter, signed by a total of 59 representatives and 13 senators, tells Ashe … Continue Reading

Trails and Pathways Not Open Yet

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Every year at this time, people are tempted to rush the season for hiking or biking or a variety of other spring and summer activities.  The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has sounded the familiar admonishment though, “don’t poach the powder or pathways.”  Winter trail closures remain in effect until April 30th – not necessarily due … Continue Reading

Western Senators Seek Firefighting Funds

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Senators Mark Udall of Colorado and John Barrasso of Wyoming say they plan to offer a bipartisan amendment to the 2014 U.S. Senate budget to increase the funding availability for fighting wildfires and modernizing the air tanker fleet. Udall and Barrasso, who both serve on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said … Continue Reading

Oil & Gas Leases Officially Retired

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It’s official now:  the oil and gas leases in the Upper Hoback Basin have been permanently retired with the completion of the purchase of those leases from Plains Exploration and Production Company earlier this year.  Working with a broad coalition of … Continue Reading

Forest Supervisor Marks Last Day Here

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Today is Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan’s final day here before turning the mantle of leadership over the Cheryl Probert who becomes the Acting Forest Supervisor Monday.  Probert is to remain in the position only until that position can be filled permanently.  Coming to Wyoming from … Continue Reading

Avalanche Conditions Rise

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The Bridger Teton Avalanche Center is cautioning that soft sensitive wind slabs as deep as two feet have accumulated now in the back country contributing to an elevated avalanche condition today.  Yesterday, the center reports that … Continue Reading

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