JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — The Bridger-Teton National Forest has grown by 37 acres thanks to the Jackson Hole Land Trust and The Conservation Fund.

The Poison Creek property is about 15 miles south of Jackson and within crucial wildlife winter range in central Teton County.

It used to be privately owned, and the Jackson Hole Land Trust acquired it in 1997 in hopes of one day adding it to the Bridger-Teton.

Thanks to money being made available from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, the property was purchased by the Forest Service and the transaction completed with the help from The Conservation Fund.

The sales price was not disclosed.

The Jackson Hole Land Trust says it plans to use the money for Forest Service inholding conservation projects in the Greater Yellowstone Area.

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