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Forest Bill Goes Before Senate Committee

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A bill that would set timber harvest goals for national forests throughout the West was the subject of a U.S. Senate Committee hearing last Thursday. The “National Forest Jobs and Management Bill” sponsored by Wyoming Senator John Barrasso is promoted as a way to bring more money to rural schools and create timber jobs. Retired Bridger-Teton Forest Supervisor Kniffy Hamilton says … Continue Reading

Barrasso Defends His Forestry Bill

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Wyoming’s US Senator John Barrasso is sponsoring a bill he says will improve the health of the national forests by increasing logging operations over the next 15 years.  The bill would streamline the process for timber sales.  Barrasso told the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources that the primary purpose of the bill is … Continue Reading

Man Injured in Avalanche Airlifted to Safety

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A Colorado Springs man was airlifted to safety Saturday afternoon after he and two companions were involved an avalanche shortly before 4:00 pm in the M & M Coulior south of Jackson Hole Ski Resort. The three were reportedly boot-packing in the area when the snow released, sweeping two over a cliff.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 61 year-old Paul Biggs was caught in the avalanche and suffered a … Continue Reading

Annual Parks Pass Depicts Local Scene

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The 2014 annual America the Beautiful Pass, which provides admission to national park and federal recreational lands for the year, is out sporting a photo of a location on the Bridger Teton National Forest.  The pass, which is now on sale by the Department of Interior, depicts a campsite at Island Lake in the Wind River Range.  … Continue Reading

Former BTNF Supervisor Calls For Reform

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A former Supervisor on the Bridger Teton National Forest is calling for a revised approach to the management philosophy for the nation’s forests.  Brian Stout has just released a book entitled Trees of Life – Our Forests In Peril, where he references the respect given our natural resources by the Native American culture.  Stout says the crisis brought upon the planet by the loss of biodiversity and environmental services is actually a people problem which results from … Continue Reading

Avalanches Continue

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An avalanche in Maverick Canyon South of Togwotee Pass briefly buried one person Saturday, but ultimately caused no injury to the unidentified victim.  The Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center describes the slide as 50 yards across, about 200 yards long and … Continue Reading

No Remote Vaccination For Bison

January 15, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A National Park Service study has determined it impractical to implement the proposed brucellosis remote vaccination program for bison in Yellowstone National Park.  Instead, biologists should continue administering the vaccine to bison calves and yearlings with a syringe.  According to the final Environmental Impact Statement, … Continue Reading

10 – 16 Thousand Acres of Prescribed Burns Proposed

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Bridger Teton National Forest is proposing to conduct prescribed burns over the next ten years totaling between ten and sixteen thousand acres on the Greys River Ranger District.  The burns would be located within a nearly 65-thousand acre area from … Continue Reading

Avalanche WARNING In Effect Here

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The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center has issued an Avalanche WARNING for the Teton and Gros Ventre ranges through noon Monday. Dangerous avalanche conditions exist and large avalanches have been observed.  Large to very large natural and human-triggered avalanches are likely.  Travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.  Visit http://jhavalanche.org for the latest information.

Concessioner Named For BTNF Campgrounds & Pool

January 10, 2014 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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A decade-long tenure of managing the Granite Creek Hot Springs and campground will come to an end this May for a local company and a company for southern Utah will take over the task along with managing 16 other campgrounds on the Bridger Teton National Forest.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains the change is the result of a bidding process that began last June.  She says the Forest had put out a very detailed prospectus with … Continue Reading

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  • Red Flag Warnings In Effect; Isolated Thunderstorms Possible Across Southeast Wyoming - July 25, 2014
    The National Weather Service has issued Red Flag Warnings for parts of central and south-central Wyoming through today.  With drier conditions and breezy to gusty winds, there is an increased risk for initiation and the spread of wild fires.  Temperatures will remain quite warm to hot, with highs in the 80′s to low 90′s for […]
  • Diapers weren’t a magic bullet for staying cool - July 25, 2014
    I promised you yesterday that I’d test a new product to see how well it works to keep you cool when the temperatures climb toward triple digits.   In case you missed it, yesterday I talked about seeing an ad on TV for a new type of training pants. The ad said, and I quote, […]
  • I’ll try anything to stay cool in the summer - July 24, 2014
    I recently saw an advertisement for a product that’s sure to be a big hit with outdoorsmen. Especially those of us who stomp around in the woods when the temperatures climb into the nineties. Last weekend, I found myself sitting in jeans, boots, a long-sleeved shirt and a cowboy hat at Cheyenne Frontier Days. While […]
  • Start honing your archery skills now - July 23, 2014
    Don’t just let that bow sit in the closet or out in the garage all summer. Dust off the case, take the bow out and get some practice. There are dozens of archery ranges around the state where you can practice shooting in the off season. If you don’t know where the one closest to […]

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