Draft Snake River Management Plan released

What kind of place will the Snake River in Jackson Hole be in years to come? The answer to that question is up to the community, and this is the time to discuss it.

Will the Snake River be a Disneyland for boaters, a winding corridor of nature and solitude, or something inbetween? Are there limits to crowds on the river? How should commercial businesses that use the river be regulated? Should private boaters be managed or pay fees to use facilities?

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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 ...

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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.


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 ...

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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 ...

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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.


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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.

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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

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