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Lava Creek Fire Touched Off Soon

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Weather permitting, members of Teton Interagency Fire will be touching off a prescribed burn in the Lava Creek area on the Buffalo Ranger District near Buffalo Valley, possibly as early as today.  Bridger-Teton National Forest Spokesperson Mary Cernicek says the project completes a project that … Continue Reading

Prescribed Fires To Begin

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Neighbors of the Bridger-Teton National Forest can expect to see fire activity through the forest area this spring, as fire managers prepare to conduct multiple prescribed burns. Three prescribed burns are presently scheduled for the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger Districts. The primary purpose for these burns is … Continue Reading

Elk On Spring Mirgration

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They’re on the move again.  Elk, which live through the warmer months throughout Grand Teton National Park, are making their ways back from the National Elk Refuge into the park – crossing the highway in the process.  What’s more, Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says they aren’t moving only … Continue Reading

GTNP Sends Webcasts To Schools

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Grand Teton National Park has been reaching out to classrooms nationwide with curricula that feature the natural phenomena that is indigenous to the area – most recently with a “Snowdesk” webcast.  Hundreds of students in … Continue Reading

Crews Begin Clearing Teton Park Road

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Crews from Grand Teton National Park begin clearing the Teton Park Road from the Taggart Lake parking area to Signal Mountain Lodge today.  Park crews anticipate that with the low snowpack on the road, they will be able to have the road opened by its traditional opening date despite … Continue Reading

Control Burn Planned

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Teton Interagency Fire personnel plan to conduct the final phase of the Lava Creek prescribed fire as soon as spring conditions are suitable. The project is to take place near the Wilderness Ranches home sites, directly north of Highway 26/287 and east of … Continue Reading

GTNP Launches eHike

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A new web-based, interactive program takes viewers on an ‘eHike’ around String Lake, one of the six glacial lakes that grace the foot of the Teton Range. Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says interpretive rangers from the park now are taking classroom students and visitors … Continue Reading

Congress Members Seek Wolf Delisting

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All three members of the Wyoming Delegation have joined with other western legislators in sending a letter to the US Fish and Wildlife chief Dan Ashe, encouraging the delisting of the wolf nationwide.  The letter, signed by a total of 59 representatives and 13 senators, tells Ashe … Continue Reading

Western Senators Seek Firefighting Funds

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Senators Mark Udall of Colorado and John Barrasso of Wyoming say they plan to offer a bipartisan amendment to the 2014 U.S. Senate budget to increase the funding availability for fighting wildfires and modernizing the air tanker fleet. Udall and Barrasso, who both serve on the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, said … Continue Reading

Some Areas of GTNP To Remain Closed

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Sequestration cuts in Grand Teton National Park will not come without a certain amount of inconvenience for some recreationists.  During a conference call Monday with members of the media, Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott revealed that … Continue Reading

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