Snake River Fund comments on river management plan proposal

As a longstanding partner on river management in Teton County, the Snake River Fund applauded progress and suggested improvements to a recently released draft “preferred alternative” for a new county Snake River plan for Moose to Astoria.

“It is in the community’s interest, and certainly that of all stakeholders, that we get this management plan right the first time,” wrote Snake River Fund executive director Rebecca Reimers in the nonprofit’s Nov. 21 comment letter to Teton County officials. “We must create a respected and ...

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Snake River management update

Teton County held a public workshop Nov. 17 on Snake River management, with approximately 40 individuals and commercial outfitters in the audience. The meeting allowed commissioners and the public to ask questions and provide comments to the consulting team, Confluence Research & Consulting, via video conference.

The county issued a press release update after the meeting. Please follow the link below for the full news release:

http://www.tetonparksandrec.org/news/snake-river-blm-land-transfer-project

 

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South Park boat ramp work begins

Construction has begun for a new Teton County boat ramp at the South Park Bridge, about six miles south of the Town of Jackson.

On Oct. 20, Evans Construction began clearing and constructing a paved parking lot in the upland portion of the site. In the spring of 2015, work will continue to construct the boat ramp itself, as well as to enhance access and safety at the entrance to the site. The goal is to have the boat ramp and parking open for ...

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River management plan moves forward; Draft preferred alternative released

A “draft preferred alternative” for Teton County’s first river management plan has been released for public review.

The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department announced yesterday that the county’s river management consultants, Confluence Research and Consulting, have completed the draft alternative based on previous direction from elected officials, public and stakeholder input, Snake River use data, and successful strategies from rivers elsewhere.

The draft preferred alternative is available online at the Parks and Rec Department website and will be open for public comment through Nov. 21.

The Parks ...

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Boat ramp facilities to close for season

Bathrooms, trash pickup and recycling receptacles at the Wilson Bridge boat ramp will close on Oct. 31 for the winter. The public facilities will reopen on April 15, 2015, weather permitting.

The Snake River Fund and its partners – commercial rafting and fishing companies, community donors, and the Bureau of Land Management – spend more than $30,000 a year to manage the popular river access, maintain the well-used public facilities and employ a part-time ramp ambassador to inspect boats and keep ...

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2014 river use data released

How many people use the Snake River on Teton County stretches during the summer? When do they use it? Where do they go? What kind of boat do they use? These are some of the ongoing questions that were studied over the summer of 2014 in an effort to collect the best data possible for river management purposes.

Teton County and its consultants have released the results of the 2014 comprehensive river use data collection. A summary of data is available online ...

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Reimers to resign at end of year

The Snake River Fund Board of Directors announced today (October 6, 2014) that that Rebecca Reimers, executive director of the nonprofit, will be stepping down from her post at the end of the year.

Reimers has led the Jackson Hole based nonprofit since November of 2012. She served on the board for a year prior to becoming a staff member.

“We are sorry to see her go,” said Reynolds Pomeroy, president of the Snake River Fund board. “We appreciate her accomplishments and ...

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