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Tue April 14, 2009
Jackson Hole planning for future
By Renny MacKay
Laramie, WY –
Teton County and the town of Jackson are teaming up to try and create a new comprehensive plan for their future. This will update a plan developed in 1994.
The County Project Manager, Alex Norton, says back then the priority of the Jackson Hole area was to be good stewards of the natural resources and wildlife. He says this time they will establish a land use map to go along with that philosophy. "It sort of answers the question of where is it appropriate to increase density to meet some of our human needs and where is it not appropriate. Where do we want to focus on conservation?"
The land use plan will not set regulations, but is supposed to guide the county and town in terms of where to conserve habitat, develop migration corridors and scenic open spaces.
The first meeting about this project takes place Wednesday night in Jackson.