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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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Grand Teton Foundation to lead $16 million Jenny Lake rehab

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, left, speaks at Jenny Lake on Thursday in Grand Teton National Park in support of a Grand Teton National Park Foundation project to improve trails and visitor amenities in the area. Joining her in the announcement of the $16 million public-private fundraising initiative were Grand Teton Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott, right, and foundation President Leslie Mattson. (Ruffin Prevost/Yellowstone Gate)

Jenny Lake is the most popular destination in Grand Teton National Park, and in recognition of the upcoming centennial of the National Park Service in 2016, a nonprofit group is leading a campaign to improve trails and visitor amenities at the popular recreation area just a half-hour drive from Jackson, Wyo. Continue Reading →

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