Snake River plan ahead of schedule

Teton County’s new Snake River Management Plan has been officially approved and will go into effect in the spring of 2015.

While the plan was tentatively scheduled for a final vote in February, the Teton Board of County Commissioners sped up the process by approving the major elements of the document during a scheduled discussion of the draft on Tuesday, Dec. 16. Teton County’s news announcement on the vote can be read here.

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Commissioners approve Snake River Management Plan (official press release)

Media Release
Contact: Steve Ashworth, Director
Phone: 307.732.5752
Fax: 307.739.9068

Snake River Management Plan Approved

December 17, 2014

After nearly two years of public hearings, community meetings and much public discourse, the Teton County Board of County Commissioners approved the proposed Snake River Management Plan on Tuesday, December 16, 2014. Teton County will be entering into a permitting role in the spring of 2015 on the Snake River for all commercial activity from Moose to Hoback.

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Snake River Fund announces next executive director

The board of the Snake River Fund has tapped longtime Jackson resident, lawyer, fundraiser and nonprofit manager Len Carlman as its next executive director. Carlman, who has been an emeritus board member for the Jackson-based nonprofit, will take over at the helm of the organization in January when outgoing E.D. Rebecca Reimers leaves to pursue other opportunities.

Snake River Fund Board President Reynolds Pomeroy said the organization is confident of a seamless leadership transition.

“Obviously, when someone as effective and successful as ...

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Snake River Fund comments on river management plan proposal

As a longstanding partner on river management in Teton County, the Snake River Fund applauded progress and suggested improvements to a recently released draft “preferred alternative” for a new county Snake River plan for Moose to Astoria.

“It is in the community’s interest, and certainly that of all stakeholders, that we get this management plan right the first time,” wrote Snake River Fund executive director Rebecca Reimers in the nonprofit’s Nov. 21 comment letter to Teton County officials. “We must create a respected and ...

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Snake River management update

Teton County held a public workshop Nov. 17 on Snake River management, with approximately 40 individuals and commercial outfitters in the audience. The meeting allowed commissioners and the public to ask questions and provide comments to the consulting team, Confluence Research & Consulting, via video conference.

The county issued a press release update after the meeting. Please follow the link below for the full news release:


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South Park boat ramp work begins

Construction has begun for a new Teton County boat ramp at the South Park Bridge, about six miles south of the Town of Jackson.

On Oct. 20, Evans Construction began clearing and constructing a paved parking lot in the upland portion of the site. In the spring of 2015, work will continue to construct the boat ramp itself, as well as to enhance access and safety at the entrance to the site. The goal is to have the boat ramp and parking open for ...

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River management plan moves forward; Draft preferred alternative released

A “draft preferred alternative” for Teton County’s first river management plan has been released for public review.

The Teton County/Jackson Parks and Recreation Department announced yesterday that the county’s river management consultants, Confluence Research and Consulting, have completed the draft alternative based on previous direction from elected officials, public and stakeholder input, Snake River use data, and successful strategies from rivers elsewhere.

The draft preferred alternative is available online at the Parks and Rec Department website and will be open for public comment through Nov. 21.

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