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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

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

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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

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  • Warm Again Today; Chance For Isolated Thunderstorms To The Northwest - September 16, 2014
    Another pleasant day is expected across the Cowboy state on this Tuesday.  Warmer temperatures and high pressure will allow for a summer-like day, with highs reaching into the 70′s and 80′s statewide.  Expect partly to mostly sunny skies for most regions, though some moisture will bring a chance for isolated thunderstorms to northern and northwest […]
  • Retaking hunter safety was a good idea - September 16, 2014
    My son Colby and I spent every night last week learning the difference between legal and ethical, a hangfire or a misfire, and the legal calibers for deer or elk. Those were just some of the topics covered in hunter education class. I’ve actually taken the class twice. I took it when I was Colby’s […]
  • Fair And Warm Weather Lingers Through Mid-Week - September 15, 2014
    A stretch of warm and dry weather will linger across Wyoming for the next few days.  Temperatures will rise into the 70′s for most areas, with partly to mostly sunny skies and fair conditions.  Wednesday could bring a couple mountain showers to north and northwest regions.  Otherwise, no major weather systems will affect the state […]
  • My hunting dog has been pouting - September 15, 2014
    I finally got my dog out for a day of hunting last week. It was almost too late. She’s been pouting for months, and I realized a while ago it was because I hadn’t gotten her on a bird since last November. I figured it out when I took her out to get her tuned […]

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