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Feds Close GTNP Land Deal

December 31, 2012 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, State of Wyoming No Comments
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The National Park Service closed the deal on the second of four parcels of the Wyoming School Trust Fund within Grand Teton National Park Friday.  That’s eight days ahead of the deadline for the purchase.  Eighty-six acres known as the Snake River Parcel were acquired for an appraised value of $16-million with funds made available from congressional appropriations in fiscal years 2011, 2012 and 2013.  Grand Teton Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott says she was surprised and pleased when the call came into her office about 2:30 Friday afternoon. Scott calls it an incredible achievement for the Park and the Park Service.  She says it represents a “full-court press” by the leadership of the Department of Interior, the National Park Service at all levels and it really makes good on this phase of the Interior Department’s agreement with Wyoming.  She adds that it provides renewed energy to continue that momentum with the next two phases needed to complete the deal. The parcel is part of an agreement made in 2010 with the federal government. Scott, however points out that work on putting together such a sale had been under way for decades.  The $16 million will now go to the Wyoming Permanent Land Fund, which can be used to purchase other land for the state.  When being told of the sale’s completion, Governor Matt Mead remarked that the best outcome for all involved is for this land to be part of the National Park.

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