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Food Storage Requirements Extended

November 20, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A temporary order signed Friday by Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan extends the dates of the forest’s food storage order to include all of the bison hunting season.  The order extends the requirements from December second through January sixth.   Typically, the food storage requirements … Continue Reading

Firefighting Costs Depleted 2 Years’ Funds

Crapser

Wyoming’s State Forester has presented a report to the joint budget committee that underscores what Governor Matt Mead has said about the cost of fighting last summer’s wildfires in the state.  However, Bill Crapser’s report indicates the costs … Continue Reading

Christmas Tree Permits On Sale

November 12, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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The snows this weekend may start people thinking of the holiday season ahead, Bridger-Teton National Forest has also announced that Christmas tree permits are available for purchase from any of the Bridger-Teton National Forest District Offices now.  Those offices are … Continue Reading

Grizzly Bears In Region Make Do

bear sign - Gocke

While it has been a tough food year for grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem due to this year’s drought, the bears appear to be doing well none-the-less due to their adaptability.  The Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee wrapped up their two-day fall meeting yesterday, and … Continue Reading

Restoration Planned At Elbow Boat Ramp

Snake River Fund

Some changes are in store for those accessing the Snake River at the Elbow Boat Ramp in the Snake River Canyon.  Bridger-Teton National Forest has partnered with Snake River Fund to complete streambank restoration work at the ramp. The project includes replanting of willow in areas that were … Continue Reading

Mead Boosts Next Year’s Fire Budget

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says as he reworks his budget for the coming year, it is apparent he will have to beef up the contingency for fire-fighting efforts that may be necessary next summer.  Mead says the state had allocated … Continue Reading

Regional Forester Forsgren Retires

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Intermountain Regional Forester Harv Forsgren this week announced plans to retire after the first of the year.   In 2010, Forsgren had proposed moving the Bridger Teton National Forest Supervisor’s office from Jackson to Alpine – a proposal that Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says will … Continue Reading

Fire Crews Dispatched To East Coast

NIFC

Through much of the summer, fire crews from across the nation poured into Wyoming and neighboring states to help suppress one of the worst fire seasons on record.  Now, some of those same crews are being mobilized to travel to the East Coast to assist with response to Hurricane Sandy.  Assistant Operations Director for the National Interagency Fire Center Steve Gage explains … Continue Reading

Bear Relocations Up In Wyoming

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The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has again trapped and relocated a sub-adult female grizzly bear, releasing it in the Arizona Creek drainage in the Bridger-Teton National Forest Sunday. Game and Fish bear managers say the bear had been killing cattle on a private ranch in the South Fork of the Shoshone River drainage southwest of Cody. The action was taken … Continue Reading

Another Wolf Hunt Area Closes

Wolf

A second gray wolf hunt area in the Jackson region has closed due to the mortality quota having been reached yesterday.  A second and final wolf was killed in the Crystal Creek hunt management area – area 9 – which was closed by the Wyoming Game and Fish Department shortly after … Continue Reading

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  • Warmer on Friday, But Showers & Thunderstorms Are Expected For Parts of Wyoming - April 18, 2014
    Temperatures will be warm today, with highs mostly rising to the 60′s and 70′s statewide (slightly cooler across the western valleys and higher terrain).  Expect rain showers and thunderstorms to move into the western third of the state, while the rest of Wyoming see sunshine into this afternoon.  Scattered rain showers and pop-up thunderstorms will […]
  • A lunar eclipse, and me without my camera - April 18, 2014
    Monday night, or more accurately early Tuesday morning, there was a total lunar eclipse. And being the experienced nature photographer I am, you’d think I was ready with my camera. But you’d be wrong. The last total lunar eclipse visible in Wyoming was way back in 2009, if I’m not mistaken. So I’ve been looking […]
  • Enzi Opens Campaign HQ in Cheyenne - April 17, 2014
    U.S. Senator Mike Enzi opened his official campaign headquarters in Cheyenne on Wednesday. Wyoming’s senior senator is seeking his fourth term in the Senate. There were rumors last year that Enzi would retire at the end of his current term and he admits it is something he thought about. “Anytime anybody’s getting ready to go […]
  • Back to normal at the trap range - April 17, 2014
    By some strange luck, I shot really well last week in our trap league. But last night, I didn’t do so well. Not even close. The thing about shooting trap is that you’re bound to have good rounds once in a while. Those good nights give you hope that you’re improving. For some people, that […]