Statement on Wyoming Land Board action regarding Grand Teton parcel

Dec 7, 2023

DENVER—The Wyoming Board of Land Commissioners, led by Governor Mark Gordon, voted this afternoon to delay a decision on whether to sell 640 acres of state trust land located within Grand Teton National Park. Megan Degenfelder, one of the board members who voted to delay further action for now, recommended the state begin talks with the Interior department for a potential land exchange. The board said it will revisit a possible sale in fall 2024.

The Center for Western Priorities released the following statement from Executive Director Jennifer Rokala:

“Governor Gordon and the Land Commissioners did the right thing today. A parcel this important should be open to the public and wildlife. Now the clock is ticking. It’s up to the governor and legislature to ensure this land remains in public hands forever, as part of the national park.”

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