Bridger-Teton National Forest acquires formerly private land

Published: Sep. 14, 2020 at 11:55 PM CDT
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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Forest officials in Wyoming have announced that the Bridger-Teton National Forest increased by 240 acres after formerly private land was transferred to the forest.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reported that the Bridger-Teton, The Conservation Fund and the Jackson Hole Land Trust said last week that the forest received the Loomis Park Ranch, about an hour south of Jackson.

Officials say The Conservation Fund purchased the land after it went up for sale in 2016 for about $3 million. The Bridger-Teton National Forest didn’t have the funds, so the Jackson Hole Land Trust held onto ownership until it could gather enough funds.

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