Home » Bridger Teton National Forest »Jackson Hole »Lincoln County »Sublette County »Teton County » Currently Reading:

Forest Use Heavier Than Normal

National Forest

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 are busy with monitoring hunters on the forest, and with the additional users, they have become really busy.  Due to the furlough, the normal forest personnel are not available and so those still on duty are stretched pretty thin. Kyhl says one particular concern is the mix of hunters and non-hunters sharing some of the same forest areas.  He advises that if people are hiking during hunting season need to be aware of the hunt and wear orange; and to stay on the trails.  He says conversely, the hunters need to be aware of the increased number of other recreationists on the forest right now. Kyhl also is concerned about the impacts on the forest service roads, especially after the recent wet weather the area has experienced.  He also reminds firewood gatherers that although permits are currently not currently being sold, they need to be in possession whenever people are cutting their firewood.  Kyhl quickly adds, “Hopefully we can get back and running and get our permits out for sale and get folks firewood gathered for this winter.”

Comment on this Article:

LOST CREEK RANCH AND SPA WEBCAM

Quake List

Archive

Weather Alerts

Wyoming News

  • Very Windy in Many Areas, Developing Light to Moderate Snow - November 25, 2014
    The I-25 and I-80 corridors and adjacent roads throughout central, eastern and southern Wyoming will see very strong and gusty winds today.  Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph likely for many areas with gusts to 60 mph or higher in the wind prone locations. Light to moderate snow shower activity will also be increasing […]
  • Tame that recoil - November 25, 2014
    You don’t have to put up with nasty recoil when you’re hunting. Even if you’re hunting our state’s bigger animals, like elk, moose, or even bison, today’s technology can take a lot of the sting out of your hunting rifle. A friend told me he developed a bad flinch while sighting in his .300 Win […]
  • Cold and Windy, Areas of Snow Too - November 24, 2014
    Wind will continue to be the biggest story and headache across Wyoming through about Wednesday.  Strong sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph will be likely across many areas with gusts to 60 mph or more at times, especially on Tuesday.  Mountain locations across the state will continue to see on and off periods of […]
  • Grand Teton elk hunt is under fire - November 24, 2014
    Two photographers from Teton County have filed a lawsuit in Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop the annual elk hunt that takes place in Grand Teton National Park. The Grand Teton hunt has already begun this year, and as far as I know, there are no plans to shut it down early. In fact, […]

The Latest RSS Items

  • No items found in feed URL: http://feeds.feedburner.com/StefaniasBlog?format=xml. You requested 5 items.
  • powered by RSS Just Better 1.3 plugin