G&F Assumes New Public Access Area in Tetons
(Jackson, Wyo.) - The Wyoming Game and Fish Department has teamed up with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (RMEF) to secure a new parcel of private land that will provide public access on the west slope of the Teton Range. The acquisition was made possible with a donation from the landowner, the van Meerendonk family.
The property and surrounding area consists of mountain meadows with plentiful aspen and mountains shrubs, providing excellent habitat for elk, moose, mule deer, mountain grouse, songbirds and the full complement of large carnivores including black bear, grizzly bear, mountain lions and wolves.
“This acquisition was a classic example of partnership, starting with a handful of local citizens reaching out to the landowner and other entities that could make it all happen,” said Brad Hovinga, Jackson Wildlife Supervisor for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. “We’re always happy to be a part of projects that provide habitat and public access to Wyoming’s wildlife resource.”