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Pinedale Field Office
Release Date: 06/02/11
Contacts: Shelley Gregory    

BLM Approves Emergency Measures for Teton County

The Bureau of Land Management Pinedale Field Office has granted approval to Teton County to take reasonable and necessary emergency actions to prevent the Snake River from cutting further toward Fall Creek Road.

The riverbank on the right side of the river has eroded in recent years. This year’s run-off is anticipated to be higher than normal and Teton County plans to armor the riverbank with large rock to prevent further erosion and flooding of the county road and possible damage to adjacent private property.

The area of concern is located in Township 40 North, Range 117 West, Sec. 24, Lot 6, next to Taylor Creek Levee #3 across from the South Park Elk Feedground.

For more information, please contact Greg Noble at 307-367-5382 or

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Pinedale Field Office   1625 West Pine      Pinedale, WY 82941  

Last updated: 06-03-2011