Grand Teton National Park

5:56 pm
Fri December 28, 2012

Second Grand Teton State Land parcel has been purchased

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.  Two more parcels remain to be purchased. 

The Grand Teton Program Manager of the National Parks Conservation Association says she is thrilled.  Sharon Mader notes that since the land is owned by the state, it could have been made available to private developers.  So having the federal government buy the land is important.

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4:17 pm
Tue September 18, 2012

Grand Teton land deal funding uncertain

The federal government might not be able to buy a tract of land within Grand Teton National Park, as it had planned to do.
An Interior Department spokesman says the agency may not be able to allocate funding to buy the land from Wyoming.
Wyoming has owned the roughly two square miles of land since statehood. The parcels are surrounded by park land but aren't formally part of Grand Teton.
Two years ago, Wyoming's governor threatened to sell the land at auction. The threat prodded Interior officials to agree to buy the land for $107 million.

3:58 pm
Fri July 13, 2012

Ambassador Marshall Is Excited To Show Off Jackson Hole

The United States Government is bringing a number of Foreign Ambassadors to Jackson Hole this weekend to learn about conservation and preservation.  The trip is being led by U-S Chief of Protocol Capricia Penavic  Marshall who says the goal is to teach the diplomats about how the National Park System is a major part of the country’s environmental heritage.  She hopes this will lead to an interesting discussion.

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5:12 pm
Fri June 22, 2012

Grizzly killed in Grand Teton National Park

A young Grizzly Bear and a mother antelope were killed Thursday in Grand Teton National Park on Highway 89, the park’s main road.

The grizzly was killed when one car swerved to avoid another car and rolled, hitting and killing the bear that was by the side of the road. The driver was treated for minor injuries at Saint John’s Hospital in Jackson. Another car hit an antelope near Gros Ventre Junction, and failed to report the collision. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says, drivers need to be extra aware when driving in the park.

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5:49 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Jackson area fire danger raised to high

Fire managers in the Jackson area have raised the fire danger rating to “high” for Teton County, the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park.

National Park spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the rating is based on a combination of high temperatures, high winds, low humidity and low moisture content in plants. She says campers need to be exceptionally careful with cigarettes, camp stoves and camp fires.

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6:13 pm
Tue November 29, 2011

Grand Teton elk harvest down

The number of elk harvested in Grand Teton National Park this year is down nearly 30 percent from this time last year.

Park spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says warm fall weather and plentiful vegetation led the animals to migrate later than usual.

“We had such a good year for growth of native vegetation that the elk have remained in their summer ranges,” Skaggs said.

More elk are coming to the park now, though, and hunters have one more week to pursue the animals as part of the annual elk reduction program.

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