The Bridger-Teton National 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.
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.
Conservation Fund Wyoming director, Luke Lynch, says that there are a plethora of benefits to the state and the land in this deal.
"It will be managed forever, open to the public, it will also allow the land trust to take the proceeds from the sale and reinvest them in further conservation work", says Lynch. "There will be a future project that can be done because of this transfer."
Lynch says that humans also enjoy the area, often using it as an access point to hunt and hike in the Gros Venture wilderness during the summer and fall months.