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Wyoming to Sell Two 640-Acre Parcels to National Park Service for $46 Million Apiece

On June 13, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced an agreement to facilitate the purchase of two state school land parcels located within the bounds of Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming has a constitutional

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On June 13, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Wyoming Governor Matt Mead announced an agreement to facilitate the purchase of two state school land parcels located within the bounds of Grand Teton National Park. Wyoming has a constitutional obligation to earn income from state school lands, even those within the park. This left the tracts vulnerable to commercial development. “Governor Mead and the people of Wyoming have made clear their willingness to work out this public/private purchase, which continues the philanthropic relationship Americans have with Grand Teton and many more of our national parks,” said Secretary Jewell in a statement.

Click here to review the amendment to the original agreement.

Posted in Conservation, Feature, Federal Policy, News Desk, Public Land, West, Wyoming

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