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BTNF Administrative Land Up For Sale Again

BTNF Office

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

Snowpack

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

Sheriff’s Office Urges Caution By Skiers

Avalanche Prep

In the wake of the two recent rescues involving skiers caught in avalanches, the Teton County Sheriff’s office has issued a reminder to back country users to more carefully select the terrain in which they ski. Additionally, the department urges … Continue Reading

New Bear Boxes Placed Around Forest

bear box

Mister Ranger is getting some help from the Sierra Club to keep bears, whether or not they are smarter than average, away from human food sources.  As part of ongoing ‘bear aware’ work, Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the partnership has … Continue Reading

Avalanche Victims Criticized For Poor Choices

Jackson Peak Avalanche

A 32 year-old Teton Valley man is being described as very lucky to be alive by avalanche experts here. Scott Dixon was skiing with three companions when the four apparently triggered the slide on the west face of Jackson Peak and Dixon suffered a leg injury in the slide. Responding to a 911 call, members of Teton County Search and Rescue were … Continue Reading

Teton Valley Man Hurt in Weekend Avalanche

avalanche danger

A 32 year-old Teton Valley man suffered a leg injury when he was caught in an avalanche while skiing in the area of Jackson Peak Sunday.  Scott Dixon was skiing with three companions when the four apparently triggered the slide on the west face of Jackson Peak.  Responding to a 911 call, … Continue Reading

Report May Open Door To Grizzly Delisting

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A report presented to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee yesterday may contain the information needed to at last have the bear removed from the list of threatened species.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the synthesis report, … Continue Reading

Governor Mead Forms Forest Task Force

Forest Health

Governor Matt Mead has asked a group of stakeholders to develop recommendations on how Wyoming can best improve the health of its forests. The Governor’s Task Force on Forest Health is made up of … Continue Reading

Christmas Tree Permits On Sale

November 6, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming Comments Off
forest trees

Christmas tree permits are available for purchase from any of the Bridger-Teton National Forest District Offices which include the Kemmerer, Big Piney, Pinedale, Greys River, and Buffalo Ranger Stations.  Permits are also available … Continue Reading

Bear Spray Training Placed Online

Use your bear spray instead of a firearm to ward off bears.

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee and the Wildlife Management Institute have teamed up with renowned hunting journalist Craig Boddington to produce a one-minute demonstration video and 30-second public service announcement to promote the use of bear spray by hunters.  The demonstration video is posted on the IGBC website and on outdoor-oriented Facebook pages and websites that have hundreds of thousands of fans. Meanwhile, the PSA will be seen on The Outdoor Channel, The Sportsman Channel, and WILD TV.

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  • Special Weather Statement issued April 24 at 1:40PM MDT by NWS - April 24, 2014 at 7:40 PM
    AS A NEW UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES THROUGH THE REGION...CHANCES FOR LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW WILL RETURN TO THE WESTERN VALLEYS. THERE WILL BE A LET UP IN THE PRECIPITATION THIS EVENING BEFORE A BETTER CHANCE FOR INCREASING SNOW ARRIVES FRIDAY MORNING...CHANGING TO A RAIN SNOW MIX BY LATE MORNING. GEN [...]

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  • Governor Takes Action to Protect Wyoming Forests - April 24, 2014
    Governor Matt Mead continues to work to protect Wyoming’s forests. In a letter to the Secretary of Agriculture, Governor Mead identified most forested acres in Wyoming as areas needing expedited insect and disease treatment. These areas include portions of the Bighorn, Black Hills, Bridger-Teton, Medicine Bow, Shoshone, and Uinta National Forests and could potentially lead to […]
  • University of Wyoming Professor Receives Prestigious Math Fellowship - April 24, 2014
    Chris Hall soon will roam the halls where a mathematical giant once stood. Hall, a University of Wyoming associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, has been selected for the prestigious von Neumann Fellowship at Princeton University’s Institute for Advanced Study. Up to eight of these fellowships are available each year. “I’m excited about the fellowship […]
  • Know how to defend yourself from a bear attack - April 24, 2014
    I hope you know what to do to avoid having a bad encounter with a bear. But do you know what to do if an encounter is unavoidable? If you’re wandering around the woods, doing everything you should do to keep from startling a bear, chances are you won’t see one. But even the best […]
  • Rep. Lummis Announces Re-Election Bid - April 23, 2014
    U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis announced her re-election bid on Wednesday in Cheyenne. Lummis said she wants a fourth term representing Wyoming in Congress so she can work to reduce the federal government’s role in the Cowboy State. “The federal government cannot do better for Wyoming, than Wyoming can do for itself,” Lummis said. “So part […]