Bridger Teton National Forest

BTNF Announces Cottonwood Lake Road Repair
The Greys River Ranger District of the Bridger-Teton National Forest will be placing crushed rock on the Cottonwood Lake road from August 26 to August 30, 2013. The Ranger District will close this road beginning at 7 a.m. on Monday and it is not going to be open until after 5:00p.m. on Friday. This …
Bear Resistant lockers Donated to Bridger-Teton National Forest
The Bridger-Teton National Forest has been given 2 bear resistant lockers purchased by the Greater Yellowstone Coalition which will be installed near Turpin Meadows and Pacific Creek. The containers will be installed for outfitters to store livestock feed and other bear attractants. These are large …
Forest Service Extends Food Storage Order
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Bridger-Teton National Forest is extending its order requiring people to store food so that bears can’t get into it. The food storage order had been scheduled to expire on Dec. 1, but Forest Supervisor Jacque Buchanan has extended it to protect humans and bears…
Fire Danger Rising In Grand Teton
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Fire managers are raising the fire danger rating to very high for both the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park. Managers say that recent hot temperatures, low humidity and windy conditions have increased the fire danger. They …
Bridger-Teton Fire Making Big Run
  CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A wildfire burning in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming has become the largest in the state to date this year. The Fontenelle Fire in the Wyoming Range made a 3-mile run on Wednesday and has now burned about 36 square miles of forest. An undeter…
Winter Closures Remain For Bridger Teton
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Bridger Teton National Forest reminds the public that winter range closures on the Jackson and Buffalo Ranger districts will remain in effect through the month of April. Winter travel restrictions will remain in effect in some areas until July. The U.S. Forest Service…
New Option In Works For Drilling In Wyoming Forest
The U.S. Forest Service says it has begun work on a new option for allowing a controversial gas drilling project in western Wyoming. Houston-based Plains Exploration and Production Co. seeks to drill up to 136 gas wells from 17 well pads in Bridger-Teton National Forest. Forest Supervisor, Jacque Bu…
Bridger-Teton Christmas Tree Costs Rising
Jackson, Wyo. – It’s going to cost more for people who like to cut their own Christmas trees in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in northwest Wyoming this year. Forest supervisor Jacque Buchanan has approved increasing Christmas tree permit fees by $5 effective next Monday. The new pr…

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