JACKSON, Wyo. — Today, the Teton County Planning & Building Services Department released developed and amended draft regulations related to Wildlife Feeding restrictions and Bear Conflict Area standards. The new draft regulations include requirements for bear resistant trash cans countywide.
This update is one component of a series of Natural Resource Land Development Regulation updates within Article 5 of the Teton County Land Development Regulations outlined in the Teton County Workplan.
“The updated regulations aim to reduce human and wildlife conflicts within developed neighborhoods and residences as well as protect the health and safety of both residents and wildlife,” said the county in a statement today. “Included are requirements for the keeping of food bearing gardens, compost piles, apiaries, bird feeders and others. In addition, bear resistant trash containers will be required countywide.
During its regular meeting on Monday Dec. 13, 2021, The Teton County Planning Commission will review the draft regulations. The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the Teton County Board of County Commissioners, which will review the recommendations during their Jan. 4, 2022 meeting.
Information about the proposed update including the draft language can be found here.