Notice to Avoid and Report Possible Harmful Algal Blooms in Wyoming Waters

The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Wyoming Department of Health (WDH), and the Wyoming Livestock Board (WLB) are advising the public to avoid and keep animals away from blue-green algae blooms in Wyoming's lakes and reservoirs and to report suspected blooms to DEQ.

 
 

Horseback Team Key to Protecting Jackson Hole Backcountry

By Celestine Duncan, sourced from Techline

Teton County Wyoming lies in the heart of the Yellowstone Ecosystem and is home to some of the most spectacular scenery on Earth. Rugged peaks, high-elevation lakes, meandering rivers, and broad meadows characterize the 2.7 million acres. More than 97 percent of the county is public land, including Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, the National Elk Refuge, and about 40 percent of Yellowstone National Park...

 
 

Making Homes Resistant to Wildfire May Be Cheaper Than We Thought

By Tony Schick, sourced from OPB

Homes located near or inside forests are a big complication for managing wildfires. Forest managers find themselves under increasing pressure to suppress natural fires because of the risk of nearby homes igniting.  

But experts now say keeping those homes from burning could be cheaper and simpler than previously thought.