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This page archives the results of the 2013 series of public forums that were held to better understand natural resource chanllenges and their relationship to the human presence in Teton Canyon. The interactive map below links to videos that describe specific issues for each part of the Canyon.

announcement 12-12-13

Natural Resources Advisory Forum IV - Results

6:00 PM December 12, 2013

The fourth forum in the series was held on Decmeber 12, 2013 and used electronic polling to guage the audience response to different treatment options in Teton Canyon. The options for specific locations are descibed with maps and treatment details in a pdf document which you can download from this link, Teton_Canyon-Management_Options_from_Collaborative_Input.pdf

The electronic pollong results along with comments for each option are deatiled in a word document at this link, TetonCanyonForum121213Notes.docx . These two documents provide a good summary of what has been developed from the discussions and field trips over the past year.

An additional topic, dispersed campimg, was previewed but deemed to be worthy of a seperate discussion since it is a substantially different topic from fuels treatment and may engage different stakeholders and interest groups. TAAF is currently in discussions with the Forest Service and County Commissioners to identify next steps. Links that describe the previous series of forums are provided below.

The third Forum on August 21, 2013 built upon the July field trips to gain public input on the best management options for a healthy Teton Canyon. Questions posed at the first 2 forums were answered and participants began exploring specific strategies for reducing fuel loads and improving safety, recreation, and wildlife habitat. For those of you whop have been unable to participate in these public forums a "virtual field trip via video"and written documentation of the meeting results are provided below.

August 21, 2013 Meeting Notes

  • July 17 2013_Take_Home_Packet.pdf

    July 17 2013 TAAF Field Trip Notes.docx

    July_17 2013 Evening Meeting Agenda.docx

    Recreation in Teton Canyon.pdf

    Presentation-dave-wild-teton.pdf

    Teton Cyn wildlife slides.pdf

    The first Forum, held on May 22, 2013 focused on what people value about Teton Canyon (click here to see a summary).

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    VIDEO SUMMARIES - Map locations indicate the July Field Trips locations

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    Introduction - Jay Pence

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    Please share this site with individuals in the community that you feel would like to participate .    TAAF is sponsoring these Forums to proivde community  input to the two Teton County Commissions regarding the Targhee National Forest’s management of the Teton Canyon area. All are welcome to participate

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