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
International Pedigree Stage Stop Sled Dog Race has announced changes to its organizational structure. Executive Director Frank Teasley, Creator, founder and mastermind of the IPSSSDR, has moved from Race Director to Executive Director to more effectively manage the increasingly popular event. Meanwhile, Six-time IPSSSDR Competitor, Dan Carter has assumed the reins of Race Director and will … Continue Reading
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
The Wyoming Department of Transportation has been honored by the Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies for their work over the years to reduce big game mortality on highways within the state. In 2001, WYDOT developed Wyoming’s first ungulate crossing structure in … Continue Reading
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
A clothing drive launched by Jackson Oddfellow’s Lodge #8 to benefit those who lost their homes in the Colorado floods yielded more than organizers had expected. Oddfellows member Wayne Johnson says the response was what he termed “amazing.” Johnson says, … Continue Reading
Did you feel the earth shake early Saturday morning? You may have, even though the US Geological Survey Office says the epicenter of the 4.9 magnitude earthquake was located about 45.7 miles underground and almost 10 miles west of Fort Washakie in the Wind River Range. Residents in Pinedale and Bondurant did report feeling the quake about 7:16 am. But no damage was reported.
While northwestern Wyoming has not experienced the kind of severe weather seen in Colorado recently, Bridger-Teton National Forest and Bureau of Land Management’s High Desert District are encouraging visitors to take extra precautions while recreating on public lands in light of all of the recent rain. Above all else, says Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek, … Continue Reading