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Firefighting Costs Depleted 2 Years’ Funds

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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

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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

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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

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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

Slash Burns Slated This Week

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Teton Interagency Fire personnel will begin pile burning in Grand Teton National Park as soon as this week if conditions allow.  Fire personnel say they will target 10 project areas. They include locations throughout the park including … Continue Reading

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  • Let the Christmas hints begin - November 28, 2014
    My little sprouts are already getting ramped up for Christmas. They still don’t quite have the whole idea of the Christmas season, but they’re definitely into the presents. I was a little fella once, and I remember counting down the days until December 25th. There were no visions of sugarplums, but pocket knives, snowshoes, shotguns […]
  • Happy Thanksgiving, Wyoming! - November 27, 2014
    I know, a show about giving thanks on Thanksgiving is pretty predictable. But it doesn’t feel right to overlook the importance of this day. However, because this is a program about the outdoors, I’ll just talk about the things in the outdoors I’m thankful for. There’s plenty of it. Especially here in Wyoming. We’ve got […]
  • Pelts are nearing prime conditions - November 26, 2014
    The days are getting shorter and the nights are getting longer. It’s the amount of daylight, and not the temperature, that causes wild animals to grow longer, thicker coats. If you’re a predator hunter or a trapper, that’s your cue. The pelts are coming into their prime right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re at […]
  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]

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