Group makes ‘handy’ donation to river rescuers

By mission, the Snake River Fund strives to work hand-in-glove with its partners. So when given the opportunity to help alleviate cold hands of warm-hearted river rescuers, it was, hands down, an easy choice.

The Snake River Fund donated $2,000 to Star Valley Search and Rescue (SVS&R) in 2013 to help the community volunteer organization purchase water gloves, as well as repair one of its rafts.

Star Valley Search and Rescue is an important player in Jackson Hole-area river ...

Continue Reading →
0

More than 50 river management issues up for discussion

Teton County and its river management consultants are in the early stages of deciding how and what local officials might oversee on the Snake River within local jurisdiction.

rivermanagementcover

Regulations and oversight already exist on north sections of the river in Grand Teton National Park, as well as south portions of the river within the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

However, to date, the increasingly popular stretches of river outside of the park and forest – including ...

Continue Reading →
1

Teton County to discuss river management on Tuesday, Dec. 10

Teton County officials will review a broad range of alternatives to manage the Snake River this week. The commissioners have scheduled a workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 10 a.m. until noon at the County Administration building to hear findings of a 2013 inventory and stakeholder study, and to answer critical guiding questions for the development of a river management plan.

The county’s consultants, Confluence Research and Consulting, have spent the past six months studying the ...

Continue Reading →
0

Whitewater floaters increasing after recession-year lows

The number of visitors and residents enjoying  float trips in the Snake River Canyon is back on an upward trajectory and has climbed out of  low points reached during the Great Recession.

More than 85,500 people enjoyed float trips in the canyon during the 2013 season, according to Bridger-Teton National Forest statistics. That compares to approximately 70,000  floaters in 2011, the lowest number of users in the past decade.

whitewatertrends

Continue Reading →
0

Flat Creek Trout Habitat Project Underway

A long-term project to improve native cutthroat trout habitat in Flat Creek within the National Elk Refuge is underway as of October 2013.

Called the Flat Creek Elk Refuge Enhancement Project, the program is a collaboration of a number of agencies, foundations and nonprofits, including the Snake River Fund. The project partners include:  Jackson Hole Trout Unlimited, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Snake River Fund, Rocky Mountain Elk, Patagonia, Teton Conservation District, Teton County Weed and Pest, and the National Elk Refuge.

The ...

Continue Reading →
0

River Management Planning Update, Fall 2013

A process to determine how to best manage stretches of the Snake River that fall within Teton County jurisdiction continues.

Teton County’s consultants, Confluence Research and Consulting, recently submitted  a summary of potential  management issues. The summary is based on discussions at the 2013 Summit on the Snake, existing agency and media documents, field work conducted in June 2013, and structured phone interviews with a number of river users, outfitters, guides, community environmental leaders and agency staff.Snake_River_through_Jackson_Hole_summary_of_issues_v6

Continue Reading →
0

New Signs Highlight Valley’s Wild and Scenic Waterways

sign2webIn 2009, the Jackson Hole community celebrated the federal designation of the upper Snake River and its headwaters as Wild and Scenic waters. Today, new roadside signs will allow millions of travelers to recognize what the community already knows – that the Snake and its tributaries hold important scenic, wildlife, recreation and historic values for the nation.

This fall the Bridger-Teton National Forest, in partnership with the Snake River Fund, installed a ...

Continue Reading →
0
Page 3 of 17 12345...»