bridger-teton national forest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Lummis Introduces Bill To Boost Forest Trail Access http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/lummis-introduces-bill-boost-forest-trail-access <p>U.S. Representatives Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) and Tim Walz (D-MN) introduced a bill Wednesday to address the backlog of trail maintenance in the National Forest Trail system.</p><p>One year ago, the U.S. Government Accountability Office released the results of a study showing that just one-fourth of Forest Service trails were maintained to the agency’s standards, and that the trail maintenance backlog exceeded $314 million—plus $210 million in annual maintenance.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:11:47 +0000 Aaron Schrank 60052 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Lummis Introduces Bill To Boost Forest Trail Access Former Forest Service Employee Calls For Management Overhaul http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/former-forest-service-employee-calls-management-overhaul <p>We’re joined now by former U.S. Forest Service employee Brian Stout. He was supervisor of the Bridger-Teton National Forest from 1984 to 1994 and held various other positions in the forest service for the 24 years preceding that.</p><p>Stout recently published a book called “Trees of Life: Our Forests in Peril.” He says he wrote the book because he feels that the current way of managing forests is misguided.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:44:32 +0000 Willow Belden 55682 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Former Forest Service Employee Calls For Management Overhaul Commission restricts motorized use of the Snake River http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/commission-restricts-motorized-use-snake-river <p>The Wyoming Game and Fish Commission voted Monday to impose limits on what types of motorized craft can be used on Teton County’s <span class="highlight" id="0.46510494767317434" name="searchHitInReadingPane">Snake</span> River, and when.<br> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 23:46:42 +0000 Stephanie Joyce 47423 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Commission restricts motorized use of the Snake River 37 acres added to Bridger-Teton National Forest http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/37-acres-added-bridger-teton-national-forest <p>The&nbsp;Bridger-Teton National&nbsp;Forest, with the help of the Conservation Fund, has added a 37-acre parcel of land acquired from the Jackson Hole Land Trust, protecting the land indefinitely.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The parcel, known as Poison Creek, lies about 15 miles south of Jackson and is considered an important winter habitat for bighorn sheep, elk and mule deer in the area.</p><p></p><p>Conservation Fund Wyoming director, Luke Lynch, says that there are a plethora of benefits to the state and the land in this deal.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 14:18:15 +0000 Jordan Harper 46603 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org 37 acres added to Bridger-Teton National Forest Fire danger high in Tetons http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fire-danger-high-tetons <p>Fire danger rose to a “high” rating this week for both Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park, due to a combination of warm weather, low humidity and strong winds.</p><p>Traci Weaver, a spokeswoman for Bridger-Teton, says that dry vegetation and a higher-than-usual number of lightning strikes already posed a fire risk… But campers have abandoned more than 100 campfires this season, compounding the danger. Weaver urges campers to be responsible forest stewards.</p> Wed, 07 Aug 2013 23:22:02 +0000 Chelsea Biondolillo 45004 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fire danger high in Tetons Conservation group retires forest land from energy development http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/conservation-group-retires-forest-land-energy-development <p>Tens of thousands of acres of land in the Bridger-Teton National Forest have been retired, protecting the land from energy development. But the conservation group leading the effort, Trust for Public Lands, still has some work to do to protect a tract of land in the Upper Hoback Basin.</p><p>The group raised $8.75 dollars last year to buy oil and gas leases on 58,000 acres of land from Plains Exploration and Production Company.</p> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 23:27:14 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 38537 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Conservation group retires forest land from energy development Fundraising For Bridger-Teton Drilling Is Going Slow http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/fundraising-bridger-teton-drilling-going-slow <p>An effort to buy oil and gas leases in western Wyoming to protect the land from development is raising funds at about half the speed needed to complete the $8.75 million deal.<br>&nbsp;<br>&nbsp;</p><p></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:09:43 +0000 Associated Press 33261 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Fundraising For Bridger-Teton Drilling Is Going Slow Mountain lion active near Jackson http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mountain-lion-active-near-jackson <div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font size="4"><span style="font-size:14pt;">A Mountain Lion and her two cubs have been active near Jackson&rsquo;s Cache Creek Trailhead and officials are warning people to be cautious.&nbsp; Mary Cernicek of the Bridger Teton National Forest says people should try to avoid an encounter.</span></font></span></font></span></div><div style="margin: 0pt;">&nbsp;</div><div style="margin:0;"><span lang="en-US"><font face="Calibri,sans-serif" size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt;"><font Tue, 24 Jan 2012 00:14:05 +0000 Bob Beck 18556 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mountain lion active near Jackson Bridger-Teton will prepare a Supplemental Impact Statement concerning drilling in the Wyoming Range http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/bridger-teton-will-prepare-supplemental-impact-statement-concerning-drilling-wyoming-range <p>The Bridger-Teton National Forest has decided to conduct an additional environmental study and solicit more comments on a proposal to drill in the Upper Hoback Basin of western Wyoming.&nbsp; The Forest Service made the decision after considering over 60-thousand comments on the proposal by Houston based Plains Exploration and Production Company.&nbsp; The company wants to drill 136 wells in the area.&nbsp; The Forest Service will be developing a new alternative for drilling in the area.&nbsp; Dan Smitherman of the group Citizens for the Wyoming Range is thrilled with the move and says he h Tue, 22 Nov 2011 19:06:30 +0000 Bob Beck 15421 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Avalanche season arrives in the Bridger-Teton http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/avalanche-season-arrives-bridger-teton <p>A storm bringing more than 2 feet of snow to parts of Bridger-Teton National Forest last week is raising<br />alarms about the risk of avalanches just as skiers begin entering the backcountry.</p><p>Forecasters at Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center<br />elevated the slide danger to &quot;considerable&quot; at upper elevations.<br />Officials say that more than 16 inches fell at Grand Targhee Ski Resort Thursday, with<br />an additional 10 inches expected through the weekend.</p> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 15:01:16 +0000 The Associated Press 15333 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Avalanche season arrives in the Bridger-Teton