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BTNF Begins Accepting Credit Cards

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Now you can enjoy natural products with plastic thanks to a decision by the Bridger-Teton National Forest to accept credit and debit cards to pay for firewood, post-and-pole permits, Christmas tree permits, recreation passes and map sales.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says as such, Bridger-Teton becomes one of the first forests … Continue Reading

BTNF Sounds Cautions For Winter Recreation

BTNF Winter

Bridger-Teton National Forest officials are reminding forest visitors to be prepared for all possible extremes as wintery weather becomes more common now.  Lost or stranded recreationists, avalanches or sudden storms catching forest visitors unaware, can lead to accidents on what otherwise might be an enjoyable experience on the National Forest and put both the recreationists and their rescuers in danger.  Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says one of the most important things people can do … Continue Reading

Areas Of BTNF Closed To Benefit Wildlife

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Sunday marks the start of winter travel restrictions on much of the Jackson Ranger District on the Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says these restrictions include areas of … Continue Reading

Alpine Seeks Sno Cross Festival

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The Greys River Ranger District of Bridger-Teton National Forest is accepting comments as the Forest begins evaluating the authorization of a Sno-Cross recreation event proposed to be held near the community of Alpine March 1st and 2nd.  The dates of this event were chosen by … Continue Reading

Tree Hunters Cautioned

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This week, many will be heading into the forest in search of that perfect Christmas Tree.  As they do, Bridger-Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says forethought needs to be given to the conditions they will encounter as they drive up into the mountains.  She says road conditions … Continue Reading

Local Roads Close for the Season

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One of the annual signs of the season in Jackson Hole is the closure of various roads in the national parks, on the national forest and on the National Elk Refuge.  Refuge Spokesperson Lori Iverson says after this week, a portion of … Continue Reading

Barrasso Proposes Grazing Legislation

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Senator John Barrasso has joined with a host of other senators representing western states to seek an extension to grazing permits on federal lands.  Barrasso yesterday praised the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee’s passage of the Grazing Improvement Act which will streamline the permitting process for … Continue Reading

New Bear Boxes In Place Now

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Several popular Bridger-Teton National Forest campgrounds now have some new bear-proof storage containers as part of ongoing “bear aware” work to prevent conflicts between bears and people. John Spahr, a spokesman for the Sierra Club’s Wyoming Chapter points out … Continue Reading

BTNF Administrative Land Up For Sale Again

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The contract to purchase the 10-acre site behind the Bridger-Teton National Forest Supervisor’s office is off.  That property went under contract in July with an anticipated closing this month.  However, Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says terms for the closing could not be agreed upon and the prospective buyer withdrew the offer this week.  Now, Cernicek says … Continue Reading

Snow Pack Near Normal

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Snowpack in the region remains near normal for this time of year according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service.  The agency’s Monday report shows the Snake River Basin is at 106% of the 30-year average while the Yellowstone basin which includes Two Ocean Plateau is at 107% of the average.  At the same time, … Continue Reading

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  • Heavy Showers and Thunderstorms - July 29, 2014
    A Pacific weather disturbance, Monsoonal moisture and stationary frontal system will create rather widespread and heavy shower and thunderstorm activity.  Rain will especially be heavy in portions of central, south-central and southeastern Wyoming.  Areas of flooding will be a concern.  Continued mild temperatures on Wednesday with decreased shower and thunderstorm activity.  Weather conditions this weekend […]
  • Release ‘em right - July 29, 2014
    Each year, the Wyoming Game and Fish Department sends out a reminder of the right way to release fish when you turn them back into the water. Al Langston of the Game and Fish recently sent out that reminder, so I thought I’d pass it along to you. When the water gets warm this time […]
  • Hauling hay makes me consider ATVs - July 28, 2014
    In my days in the mountains, I’ve seen some horse wrecks that probably should have turned my hair gray prematurely. I’ve had horses go lame on me deep in the backcountry. And I’ve been awakened in the night to the sound of thundering hooves receding down the trail toward the trailer. None of those situations […]
  • 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 […]

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