Wyoming national forest acquires ranchland

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — More than 1.5 square miles (3.9 square kilometers) of remote ranchland is being added to a national forest in Wyoming.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.jhnewsandguide.com/jackson%E2%80%94hole%E2%80%94daily/local/bridger-teton-officially-gains-acres/article%E2%80%9411069c25-c327-5f1a-a31a-4abfe29ab158.html”>reports</a> the Upper Gros Ventre River Ranch is being tacked onto Bridger-Teton National Forest. Former Democratic U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl donated the ranch to the Trust for Public Land in 2014.

Some $3 million from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund will go to the trust for one of the Bridger-Teton’s largest recent land transactions.

The land is about 27 miles (43 km) east of Jackson.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, <a target=”&mdash;blank” href=”http://www.jhnewsandguide.com”>http://www.jhnewsandguide.com</a>

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