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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

LHC Fire

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

Pronghorn antelope, oil tower in background.

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

White Pine Ski Area Ending Season

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Operators of White Pine Ski Resort near Pinedale have announced that ski area will close at the end of skiing Saturday.  According to a posting on the resort’s website, the decision was made based on deteriorating snow conditions there.  Owners of the resort had hoped to be able to remain open yet another week.

Fremont Lake Campground Closed

Fremont Lake Camp

The Bridger-Teton National Forest plans to close the Fremont Lake Campground and Upper Fremont Lake Boat Launch Site on the Pinedale Ranger District during the 2013 summer season to allow for reconstruction. Work at these sites includes … Continue Reading

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