Mead finishes review of federal land plans, looks for consistency in sage-grouse protections

Governor Matt Mead submitted his comments, through the Governor’s consistency review, concerning land use revisions proposed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). The BLM and USFS land use plans undergoing amendments or revisions cover most federal lands in the state and are expected to guide management on those lands for 20 or more years.  These plans include the Wyoming Greater Sage-Grouse Amendment (commonly referred to as “the 9 Plan”), Utah Greater Sage-Grouse Amendment, and Bighorn Basin and Buffalo Resource Management Plan Revisions.

Structural fire causes one death & injures others, demands quick response from Grand Teton National Park & Jackson Hole Fire/EMS Firefighters

(Moose, Wyo.) – One person died and four others were injured during an early morning structural fire at the Grand Teton Lodge Company’s Colter Bay employee dormitory in Grand Teton National Park. A quick response by Grand Teton’s structural firefighters and personnel from Jackson Hole Fire/EMS helped contain the fire to a single dorm room. Adjacent rooms sustained smoke damage. Approximately 70 people were evacuated from the two-story dormitory building and all were assessed for injuries and/or smoke inhalation by park EMS providers.