MOOSE, Wyo. — Two Australian diplomats paid a visit to Grand Teton National Park yesterday, hosted by park Superintendent Chip Jenkins.

Australian ambassador to the U.S., Arthur Sinodinos, and the Australian Consul General Nick Nichols were interested in discussing fire management, climate change impacts, wildlife management and other park management topics with Jenkins. The National Park Service and Australia’s national parks have a long history of cooperation in a wide variety of topics, including working with indigenous communities and improving visitor management and planning.

Australia and the U.S. have maintained a bilateral agreement to assist each other in wildland fire management since the early 2000s.

Toby Koekkoek is a Community News Reporter, and a recent resident of Teton Valley. He enjoys writing about our region's community events and the movers and shakers that make up the culture of this unique mountain town. He enjoys deep powder, and deep thoughts, skateboarding, playing racquet sports, riding his bike, and nerding out on music. Toby also coaches freeride skiing for the Jackson Hole Ski Club and runs skateboard camps in the summer.