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Mon June 23, 2008
Addition to Grand Teton Opened Saturday
By Rebecca Huntington
Jackson, WY – More than a hundred people celebrated the opening of the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve in Grand Teton National Park during a dedication ceremony Saturday.
Seven years in the making, the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve is now officially open to the public. Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott joined members of the Rockefeller family to dedicate the preserve during a private ceremony. "It's an exquisite piece of property," she says. "Just stunning in the immensity of the gift from Laurence and his thoughtfulness and his philosophy that emanates from and permeates the site."
Once a private summer retreat for the Rockefellers, Laurance wanted to share the 1,100 acre ranch with all Americans. Now park visitors can explore an 8-mile trail network and environmentally-green interpretive center ... to experience the wildlife and natural beauty of this place, the way Rockefeller once did.