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Forest Use Heavier Than Normal

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With the complete closure of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks, many area visitors are finding an alternative for the outdoor recreation on Bridger-Teton National Forest.  Forest Supervisor Clinton Kyhl admits the forest usage is up, but a more specific idea of how much of an increase that is, is not known.  Still, he says that increased usage does bring with it some concerns.  He says the law enforcement personnel still on duty … Continue Reading

Granite Hot Springs Pool Closing

Granite Hot Springs

If you were planning to swim at Granite Hot Springs Pool after Friday, you won’t be able to.  Bridger-Teton National Forest has now been instructed to close it as well.  According to Jackson District Ranger Dale Deiter … Continue Reading

State Travel Commission Addresses Shutdown

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Just about the time northwest Wyoming was experiencing a very solid year for the tourism industry, Travel Commission Director Diane Shober says the federal government shutdown dealt a crippling blow to the season’s final weeks.  She says fall has turned into great season for driving visitation and the state has put a great deal of marketing effort into that.  She says … Continue Reading

Identity Confirmed For Deceased Man In Forest

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Teton County Coroner Kiley Campbell and Sheriff’s Detectives confirmed the identity of the man found deceased on September 12th in the Mosquito Creek area.  Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 66 year-old James P. O’Brien of Forest Hills, New York was the individual whose body was found … Continue Reading

Forest & Refuge Outline Closures

National Forest

Not unlike the closure of Grand Teton National Park in the wake of the federal government shut-down, Bridger-Teton National Forest has announced similar curtailment of accessibly.  According to the Forest, all forest campgrounds and offices are closed, permits will … Continue Reading

Shut-down Impacts Jackson Hole Attractions

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The National Park Service has issued a general statement explaining its plan due to the governmental shutdown brought about by the inability of the Congress and the President to compromise on the Affordable Care Act and the budget stating that it will “close and secure national park facilities and grounds in order to suspend all activities except for those that are essential to respond to emergencies involving the safety of human life or the protection of property.”  The NPS explains that … Continue Reading

Snake River Protection Moves Forward

Snake River Legacy

Bridger-Teton National Forest yesterday released the draft Decision Notice for the Wild and Scenic Snake River Headwaters Forest Plan Amendment Environmental Assessment.   Jackson District Ranger Dale Deiter says the decision will result in a Forest Plan amendment and Comprehensive Resource Management Plan for … Continue Reading

Another Rescue In The Forest

September 26, 2013 Bridger Teton National Forest, State of Wyoming, Teton County Comments Off
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The Interagency Helicopter staffed by two members of the Teton County Search and Rescue Team were dispatched Wednesday afternoon to the back country of Bridger Teton National Forest several miles northeast of Heart Six Ranch to aid a 55 year-old man who … Continue Reading

Forest Seeks Rental Space

BTNF Office

Wanted: up to 15-thousand square feet of business space to rent for five years or so.  The Bridger-Teton National Forest is seeking to temporarily lease office space of between 6,000 and 10,000 rentable square feet and warehouse space of between 4,000 and 5,000 rentable square feet in the Jackson area. Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek explains the space is needed due to the fact that … Continue Reading

Forest Fires Not Growing

Bull Fire

The Dog Creek Fire sparked by lightning on Wolf Mountain last week has not grown significantly.  The fire remains in a managed status and has not grown beyond a tenth of an acre.  Fire officials on the Bridger Teton National Forest say they anticipate the precipitation forecast this week will continue to limit its growth or possibly suppress it entirely.  Meanwhile, the Bull Fire in the Grays River area is also expected to be curtailed by this week’s rain and snow.

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