Forest Gets Bigger in Teton Valley


The forest gets bigger in Teton Valley as the U.S. Forest Service and The Conservation Fund have announced that approximately 960-acres of land located in a remote forested area in Teton County, Idaho is now protected in perpetuity, thanks to a partnership that also includes the Teton Regional Land Trust, supportive landowners at the Beartooth Group, Teton County Commissioners, the Valley Advocates for Responsible Development and Idaho’s Congressional delegation. The Maytag-Teton Timbers property has been a top Forest Service priority for protection in the Caribou-Targhee National Forest for several years. As a private inholding surrounded by public lands, the parcel created navigational issues for outdoor enthusiasts interested in accessing the national forest. The Forest Service’s acquisition of this property effectively helps consolidate the area within the northern end of the Big Hole Mountain range, eliminates subdivision threats, reduces wildland-urban interface fire concerns from the local community and protects critical wildlife habitat and watersheds.

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