state land section http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Senate Debates And Approves Grand Teton National Park Land Swap http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/senate-debates-and-approves-grand-teton-national-park-land-swap <p>A bill that would allow the federal government to trade mineral rights and federal land for two parcels of state land inside Grand Teton National Park has passed the Wyoming Senate.&nbsp;</p><p>The swap is needed after the federal government backed out of a previous deal to pay the state for the two parcels.&nbsp; Laramie Senator Phil Nicholas added an amendment that the land would have to be mineral property with proven reserves, so that the swap is worthwhile for the state.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 00:27:59 +0000 Bob Beck 54557 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Senate Debates And Approves Grand Teton National Park Land Swap Second Grand Teton State Land parcel has been purchased http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/second-grand-teton-state-land-parcel-has-been-purchased <p> The Department of Interior has paid the state of Wyoming 16 million dollars for a second parcel of state land located inside Grand Teton National Park.&nbsp; Two more parcels remain to be purchased.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Grand Teton Program Manager of the National Parks Conservation Association says she is thrilled.&nbsp; Sharon Mader notes that since the land is owned by the state, it could have been made available to private developers.&nbsp; So having the federal government buy the land is important.</p> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 00:56:41 +0000 Bob Beck 34608 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Second Grand Teton State Land parcel has been purchased