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Coming Up Short For Buy-Out

Noble Basin

The push to raise funds to buy-out oil and gas leases in the Noble Basin area of the Wyoming Range is intensifying as the December 30th deadline to consummate the deal approaches.  The Trust for Public Lands was given until then to raise $8 ¾-million dollars to obtain … Continue Reading

Snow Piling Up In Tetons

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Waves of winter weather continue to pass through the region, dropping copious amounts of snow in the high country and measurable amounts in the valley.  The Natural Resource Conservation Service is reporting … Continue Reading

Elk Hover Near Refuge

GTNP Elk

The elk are out there, but not quite ready to settle in on the refuge.  According to National Elk Refuge Biologist Eric Cole, approximately 2500 elk were observed on the south end of the refuge last week but quickly moved back to the forest land east of the refuge due to hunting activity nearby.  Cole says radio telemetry … Continue Reading

Fall Creek Road Closes

December 17, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
National Forest

A portion of the Fall Creek road accessing a favorite local Christmas tree harvesting area closed to wheeled motor vehicle travel today. Closure gates are located at the south end of Red Top and just past Dog Creek Ranch near Highway 26/89.  Fall Creek road remained … Continue Reading

IGBC Reviews Signage

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee concluded its annual winter meeting yesterday in Missoula, Montana after discussing a host of issues and activities involving the bear through the multi-state area.  IGBC Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the committee revisited the new signage that was implemented last summer and determined that they had been … Continue Reading

IGBC Proposes Grizzly Hunting

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The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee wraps up its 3-day winter meeting today in Missoula, Montana.  Topping the committee’s agenda on the first day was the question of using regulated hunting as a management tool once the grizzly population in an ecosystem has recovered.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says … Continue Reading

Trying A Merger On For Size?

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There may be no decision yet with regard to the proposal to merge the Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton National Forests, but for a second time this year, an interim management arrangement involving the two forests places them under unified supervision.  With the retirement of Intermountain Regional Forester Harv Forsgren, … Continue Reading

Tips Offered For Christmas Tree Care

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Christmas is approaching and more Christmas trees are making their appearances in area homes now.  One of the annual challenges is to keep the tree fresh through the entire holiday season.  North Zone Fire Prevention Specialist Leslie Williams of Bridger Teton National Forest says the first thing is to be sure … Continue Reading

BTNF Travel Restrictions Take Effect

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Winter travel restrictions took effect Saturday on Bridger Teton National Forest. The greater Snow King area, Josie’s Ridge, the K-C trail, the Horse Creek area, the slopes above the Putt-putt trail, the slopes north of the Game Creek trail and portions of the Gros Ventre drainage are examples of … Continue Reading

Deadline Approaches For Buy-Out

Noble Basin

Time is running out for an agreement by which The Trust for Public Land can buy out oil and gas leases currently held by Plains Exploration and Production Company in the Noble Basin of the Wyoming Range just south of Jackson.  As of the end of November, … Continue Reading

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