Public Lands Planning
TCD has a locally elected Board of Supervisors and is authorized by state statute to provide technical assistance and cost share programs regarding conservation of natural resources. As a local government entity TCD is eligible for cooperating agency status and qualifies for special expertise under the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) guidelines in coordinating with and providing formal response to federal land management plans and implementation actions. The TCD Board directs policy level coordination with both federal and state land management agencies as these processes may occur. TCD exercises cooperating agency status as may be appropriate in coordination with federal land management agencies including the Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Elk Refuge, Bridger-Teton National Forest, Caribou-Targhee National Forest, and Shoshone National Forest as well as the State of Wyoming, Teton County, and Town of Jackson public lands. This may include the Upper Snake River Wild & Scenic Plan & EIS, BTNF Teton to Snake Fuels Management Project, SNF Forest Plan Revision, and other planning efforts.
Snake River Restoration Project
TCD will continue to work with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACOE) and Teton County as well as other agencies and organizations in planning and implementing restoration projects on the 22 mile long levy corridor portion of the Snake River. The USACOE is currently drafting a list of prioritized sites for the local sponsors that consist of Teton County and TCD to consider for restoration efforts.
For more information on this project contact: Carlin Girard, Water Resources Specialist at 307-733-2110 or Carlin@tetonconservation.org.