Protecting Small Properties With Big Impact

In an effort to ensure continued public access to the Wind River Mountain Range, The Conservation Fund and the USDA Forest Service, with key support from the Wyoming congressional delegation, protected an important 40-acre property within the Bridger-Teton National Forest in 2009.  Located on the west side of the Wind River Mountains, north of Pinedale, the property gives the public access to a network of trails leading to the Bridger Wilderness in the foothills of the Wind River Range and is vital to the continuation of hiking, hunting, camping and other outdoor recreational activities in the area.

More recently, a partnership between the Jackson Hole Land Trust and the Fund enabled the protection of a 37-acre property in central Teton County with critical winter habitat for bighorn sheep, elk and mule deer as well as a popular trailhead and trail used by hikers and hunters to access the Gros Ventre Wilderness.  In August 2013, the USDA Forest Service acquired the property, with support from the Land and Water Conservation Fund, and added it to the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

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