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Wyoming Gov. Mead open to Grand Teton land swap

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead is open to the idea of a land trade that would transfer state-owned property into Grand Teton National Park, but he won't wait indefinitely to reach a deal, he said Monday. Mead's comments came in a press conference during which he addressed several topics, including a visit Thursday by Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to Grand Teton National Park. She expressed support for a deal that would move two square miles of land owned by Wyoming into Grand Teton. Continue Reading →

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Interior secretary visits Grand Teton, pledges support for deal to acquire Wyoming lands

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, left, and Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott speak with reporters Wednesday about efforts to complete a deal for the federal government to acquire Wyoming state lands within the park, were the press conference was held. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

Though she lacks the required money and is facing a January deadline, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said Wednesday that she was making it a "very high priority" to honor a deal for the federal government to acquire 1,280 acres of Wyoming lands located inside Grand Teton National Park. Continue Reading →

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Park Service buys 86-acre inholding in Grand Teton for $16 million

The National Park Service has purchased a parcel of state-owned land within Grand Teton National Park, and plans to buy two more in the coming years.

The National Park Service announced last week that it has purchased the second of four parcels of Wyoming school trust lands within Grand Teton National Park, paying $16 million for 86 acres. The Snake River Parcel was bought with funds made available from congressional appropriations in fiscal years 2011-13, according to a statement released by the agency. Continue Reading →

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