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Court cans low-impact film permits in Grand Teton, Yellowstone parks

By Mike Koshmrl Jackson Hole News&Guide Via- Wyoming News Exchange JACKSON — The National Park Service has changed its permitting requirements so that commercial filmmakers no longer have to pay fees or gain clearance as long as shoots are small…

Lawmakers tackle forest health

By Nick Reynolds Casper Star-Tribune Via- Wyoming News Exchange CASPER — Every year, the Wyoming state forester is statutorily required to update the Legislature on the health of Wyoming’s forests. In a typical year for members of the Joint Committee…

Caribou-Targhee National Forest grows by nearly 1,000 acres

◆ 960-acre parcel in Teton County, Idaho added to the forest. The Caribou-Targhee National Forest is nearly 1,000 acres bigger this week. The U.S. Forest Service and The Conservation Fund have announce the acquisition of 960-acres of land located in…

Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing activated again for firefighting efforts

———— ◆ Aircraft and crew members to aid in fire supression. By State Public Affairs Office CHEYENNE -– The Wyoming Air National Guard’s 153rd Airlift Wing has once again been activated by extension to support fire suppression efforts in California….

2018 Roosevelt Fire sparks multi-million-dollar claims from homeowners, hunters

———— JACKSON (WNE) –  Thirty households and a pair of hunters have filed tort claims against the Bridger-Teton National Forest, alleging that mismanagement of the 2018 Roosevelt Fire caused them personal harm. A Missoula, Montana, law firm is representing the…

Fish habitat connection project in Greys River moving forward

◆ Crews working to install culverts. Efforts to install culverts and reconnect more than 21 miles of stream habitat for native fish in Greys River are underway. The culvert project involves building a new bridge and replacing an undersized culvert…

East Smoky Panel Mine expansion of the Smoky Canyon Mine approved

——– ◆ Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management give approval of mining project. Tuesday, July 28 the Bureau of Land Management Idaho Falls District and U.S. Department of Agriculture Caribou-Targhee National Forest each released a Record of Decision approving…

Info open house on Middle Greys Motorized Travel Project planned

The Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will hold an informational open house on June 26. The purpose of the open house is to present information relating to the Middle Greys Motorized Travel Project. The open house…

Badger Creek Fire grows to more than 7,000 acres; relief not expected soon

By Ike Fredregill Laramie Boomerang Via Wyoming News Exchange LARAMIE — Badger Creek Fire claimed three structures in the Wold Tract — one residence and two out buildings — and grew to more than 7,000 acres Wednesday, Rocky Mountain Black Team…

Pennsylvania woman sentenced for setting fires near Moran

MORAN, Wyo., January 9, 2018 – Stephanie Joy Nicole Dodson, 45, of Everett, Pennsylvania, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on January 2, 2018, on two felony counts of timber set afire. Dodson was arrested in…