Caribou-Targhee National Forest applying for Wyoming grants to improve trails

Caribou-Targhee National Forest applying for Wyoming grants to improve trails

Public input welcomed


IDAHO FALLS, ID: The Teton Basin and Ashton-Island Park Ranger Districts of the Caribou-Targhee National Forest are applying for grants from the Wyoming Recreational Trails Program. Funds will be used to implement much needed recreation projects.


“Teton Basin has a lot of popular trail systems in Wyoming,” said Scott Bossell, District Trails Supervisor. “With the increase in use, it’s important for us to obtain additional funding revenues to be able to maintain and improve what’s already on the ground.”


The Teton Basin Ranger District is applying for a grant to fund projects within the Jedediah Smith Wilderness located in Teton County and Fremont County, Wyoming. The Jed Smith sees substantial recreation use and funding from the grant would be used to address trail reconstruction and maintenance needs along the most heavily traveled trails in the Wilderness.  Trail repairs will occur in the South Leigh, North and South Teton, Darby/Wind Cave, and Moose Creek drainages.  The proposed grant funding will also result in the seasonal clearing of downfall on the Wilderness trail system.  The work will be done by Forest Service staff with help from Teton Valley Trails and Pathways. Comments and concerns can be directed to Scott Bossell at the Teton Basin Ranger District at 208-354-6619.


The Ashton-Island Park Ranger District is pursuing funding to replace a bridge that crosses the North Fork of Bitch Creek on the Bitch Creek trail (002).  This bridge is located approximately 1.9 miles from the Coyote Meadows trail head and provides access to Hidden Corral Basin. Comments or concerns can be directed to Curt Neppl at the Ashton-Island Park Ranger District at 208-652-1201.

Key Contacts

Sarah Wheeler
Public Affairs Officer
Brian Micklich
Admin. Ops Specialist