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Rain And Snow Snuffs Out Fires

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While those fires that have burned this summer on the Bridger Teton National Forest are not yet considered “out,” the recent rains and snow have contributed to them now being considered inactive.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the storm has been considered, quite literally, … Continue Reading

Forest To Burn Slash Piles

October 24, 2012 Bridger Teton National Forest, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off
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With the wintery storm that passed through the area this week, Bridger Teton National Forest and the Teton Interagency Fire crews plan to ignite slash piles from fuels reduction projects in the East Table area of the Snake River Canyon, in the Ann Mountain, Willow Creek and Granite Creek Drainages, along Fall Creek Road and at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says … Continue Reading

Another Bear Comes To Teton County

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Another bear for Teton County:  the Wyoming Game and Fish Department trapped and relocated an adult male grizzly bear on Saturday.  The bear was captured for feeding on garbage at a residence near Wapiti, Wyoming.  In cooperation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bridger-Teton National Forest, the bear … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Dropped To “Low”

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It probably comes as no surprise given the current weather conditions that Teton Interagency Fires has dropped the region’s fire danger rating now all the way to “low.”   None-the-less, fire officials are again reminding hunters and others in the forest for recreational purposes that … Continue Reading

Wolf Hunt Areas Close

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Wyoming Game and Fish closed that Gray Wolf Hunt Area #6 in the Jackson Management Unit Friday and Area #4 in the Absaroka Management Unit Sunday after the mortality quotas of three wolves was reached in each.  Those areas each had a quota of three wolves that could be taken as trophy game.  Game and Fish Spokesman Al Langston explains that … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Here Reduced To Moderate

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Interagency fire officials have now reduced the fire danger to moderate following several days of moisture and cooler temperatures.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says although fire officials are calling the fire danger rating moderate, hunters and other on the forest for recreation should continue to … Continue Reading

Yellowstone Fire Danger Drops to Low

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Yellowstone National Park Tuesday afternoon reduced its fire danger rating from high to low following the onset of cooler temperatures and some rain showers.  Park Spokesman Al Nash says the reason for the move came primarily as a result of … Continue Reading

Grizzly Relocated Again To Teton County

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Teton County has another new Ursine resident after it was banished from Park County, Wyoming for inappropriate behavior.  According to Wyoming Game and Fish Spokesman Mark Gocke, the sub-adult male grizzly bear had been … Continue Reading

Fire Danger Rating Reduced

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For the first time since June, Teton Interagency Fire officials have lowered the fire danger rating to “high” and in doing so, also lifted the fire restrictions in the park and on the forest.  Those restrictions, however, remain in effect for the county and other parts of the state.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek points out that … Continue Reading

Trails Reopen Near N. Buffalo Fire

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The Bridger-Teton National Forest lifted all closures around the North Buffalo Fire in the Teton Wilderness beginning this weekend.  The 28,800-acre fire located 14-miles northeast of Moran was a human caused fire which prompted an emergency closure for many Forest trails in the area to provide … Continue Reading

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