BTNF releases proposal for Cache Creek and Teton Pass winter use management

(Jackson, Wyo.) - Today, the Bridger-Teton National Forest released its proposal to manage winter use in the Cache Creek and Teton Pass Areas. The proposal states that the Jackson Ranger District has been actively seeking public input for the past year on management of the recreation areas from December 1 - April 30. The primary focus of this plan is on dog waste and dog control issues in both areas. The plan focuses on educating the public, winter wildlife closures, stronger dog regulations, and sharing the path with fat bikes, walkers, runners and snowmobiles. One of the most discussed part of this plan includes the changes in dog regulations, which would include a requirement for dogs to be leashed in the in the Cache Creek trailhead area and on the Cache Creek trail between the trailhead and the Bar-T-5 cookout site (about half mile up trail). For Teton Pass, this proposes A dog leash requirement in the parking area and portion of trail up Glory to the kiosk and to the south to the kiosk. [image: Inline image 1] *h/t Bridger-Teton National Forest / Pitchengine Communities* The proposal states that, "These leash areas coincide with the area where the majority of dog waste has been found and also coincide with the areas that are most congested. The leash requirement is intended to ensure dog owners are watching their pets so that waste can be picked up, ensure the safety of pets around vehicles and reduce the likelihood of dog versus dog and dog versus people incidents." The full proposal will be available for the public to review and comment on on the Bridger-Teton National Forest website sometime today. Public comments on this proposal will be accepted until January 30, 2016. *Feature Photo: Cache Creek / Pitchengine Communities.* #buckrail #news