Interior Secretary Jewell to Visit Grand Teton
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is visiting Grand Teton National Park to reinforce the agency’s commitment to find a permanent solution to protect park land.
During her visit Wednesday and Thursday, Jewell will also participate in launching a public-private campaign to restore and protect Jenny Lake trails.
The Interior Department and the State of Wyoming are exploring ways to transfer nearly 1,300 acres of state owned land within Grand Teton to the park to ensure permanent protection of the land.
Jewell says she has directed her team to pursue all available options to see how transfer can be completed. She has also spoken to Gov. Matt Mead about the issue.