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Jackson Ranger District Proposes Several Projects to Enhance Curtis Canyon Area

Jackson Ranger District proposed five projects in the Curtis Canyon area to address substantial resource issues and enhance the experience for hikers, campers, and visitors seeking a scenic drive.

Canyon area in the Jackson Ranger District, Bridger-Teton National Forest which is located 6 miles northeast of Jackson, Wyoming, contains vitally important winter wildlife habitat, outstanding Teton views within “backcountry” road setting and the closest campsite availability near the town of Jackson.

With the funding from the infrastructure investment and Jobs Act or the Bipartisan Infrastructure bill, long-standing road, and campground issues are now expected to be addressed.

The five proposed projects are Curtis canyon road repair, Curtis canyon campground expansion, Goodwin lake road decommission, overlook interpretive signs, and road spur and campsite repair. These projects were developed through multiple field visits and benefited from a partner funding. Implementation is likely to occur over three to five years as funding is secured.

To view the scoping document and learn more to provide a comment visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/project/?project=63443.

Comments in writing will also be accepted in person at the Jackson Ranger District, 340 N Cache St, Jackson WY or via mail to: Curtis Canyon Road and Campground Project, Bridger-Teton National Forest, P.O. Box 1689, Jackson, WY 83001. Comments will be accepted until March 3.

About Curtis Canyon Road and Campground

The Curtis Canyon road and campground date back to 1962 (History of Teton National Forest, Allan 1973).
The road was developed to provide access primarily for oil and gas exploration and timber harvest, the latter of which peaked in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

The road also provided access to the Sheep Creek hunting camp established in 1968 by Charlie Petersen Outfitting. During the 1980s, recreation use of the area increased and is now considered the predominant summer/fall activity.

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Kyla Moon
Kyla Moon
February 18, 2024 2:06 am

I’m concerned about the impact on wildlife in Curtis Canyon. It’s crucial to ensure the improvements protect the natural environment.

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