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Jewell Calls for Balance In Land Management

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke to the National Press Club last week about public lands issues; focusing on the importance of funding for the agency to maintain stewardship of the lands it manages. Jewell also lamented the money – and access – that was lost on public lands because of the government shutdown.  Jewell says balanced management between multiple use and recreation needs to be important in that management.  She spoke of … Continue Reading

Moose Wilson Corridor Studied

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Representatives of the regional Transportation Advisory Committee involving Wyoming Department of Transportation, Teton County, the Town of Jackson and Grand Teton National Park yesterday discussed ways to solicit more public input into a project involving the Moose-Wilson corridor.  Park Management Assistant Gary Pollock explains the plan needs to be … Continue Reading

Heavy Traffic Predicted at Jackson Hole Airport

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Jackson Hole Airport is anticipating its busiest winter season ever having 11 non-stop flights to and from the valley this winter season. Due to the popularity of the area, Airport Manager Ray Bishop says the airport will be extremely busy and the lobby will fill up fast. Complicating matters in front of the airport this winter, he says, is … Continue Reading

September GTNP Statistics Show Strong Visitation

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The National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office has released the attendance figures for September in Grand Teton National Park.  The report shows a 3.7% increase in recreational visits for the month, just slightly fewer than the record September attendance in 2010.  Combined with those … Continue Reading

Grand Teton’s Superintendent Retiring

October 25, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Mary Gibson Scott

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott has announced she will be retiring from the National Park Service November 8th.  This marks the end of a 33-year career in the park service for Scott.  Scott says she and her husband, Roger plan to stay in Jackson, be involved in the community and generally enjoy the area.  As Superintendent, Scott says she has not been able to … Continue Reading

Gov. Mead Promotes Tourism In Far East

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Wyoming Governor Matt Mead says he had a very positive response to his efforts on behalf of Wyoming tourism during his trip to Taiwan last week.  During that trip, Mead participated in the opening ceremony of the US Pavilion at the Taipei International Travel Fair where he says he was asked to cut the ribbon on opening day.  Mead says his timing for being there … Continue Reading

Grand Teton Superintendent Awarded

October 24, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Mary Gibson Scott

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott has been recognized during the annual George B. Hartzog, Jr. Environmental Awards Program ceremony earlier this month at Clemson University for exemplary leadership in addressing several environmental issues and concerns. Scott received the … Continue Reading

Jackson Lake Releases Stabilized

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Among the natural-occurring events that took place during the government shut-down this month was the end of the irrigation season and the cessation of the heavy draw-down of Jackson Lake.  Mike Beus of the Bureau of Reclamation’s Minidoka Project says as of October 11th, the outflow of the lake was stabilized.  Bues says the welfare of fish … Continue Reading

Scott Says Not All Turnouts Were Closed

October 21, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
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Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott says contrary to reports of all the turnouts along US Highway 191 past the Tetons being barricaded; only selected parking areas were closed.  That, she said, had to do with … Continue Reading

GTNP Superintendent Measures Losses

October 18, 2013 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming Comments Off
Mary Gibson Scott

Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott reports that the Park’s closure led to a catastrophic impact to the local economy, a loss of in excess of $150,000 in entrance fees, more than $160,000 in revenue for the National Park Association, and losses to … Continue Reading

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