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October 28, 2019by ncdea

WYOMING, Teton CD – Flat Creek is sick, or “impaired” according to the US Environmental Protection Agency, but Town of Jackson and Teton Conservation District are revamping efforts to take care of it.

The recent completion of the Flat Creek Watershed Management Plan 2019 Revision, coupled with TOJ’s stormwater improvements and planning efforts, have reinvigorated the ongoing conversation about protecting Flat Creek’s health, TCD says.

According to Carlin Girard, Water Resources Specialist for Teton Conservation District, “20 of the 22 objectives outlined in the Watershed Plan were completed, making the original plan outdated.”

With a grant from the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Teton Conservation District led an effort to bring the Flat Creek Watershed Management Plan up to date. The revised plan includes new project ideas, a list of accomplishments, summarizes existing data, and sets discrete goals for water quality and stream health in Flat Creek.

Source: Teton Conservation District and TOJ tackle Flat Creek restoration – Buckrail – Jackson Hole, news



September 23, 2019by ncdea

WYOMING, Teton CD – Experts in landscaping and its impact on the environment will hold a panel Monday at the library, giving community members a chance to learn about — and weigh in on — how best to care for private and public land around Teton County.

As the region’s human population grows, so does its potential to harm the surrounding water and wildlife. For example, using large amounts of fertilizer and pesticides can alter rivers and streams. Carlin Girard, water resources specialist with the Teton Conservation District and one of the panelists, argues proper landscaping is a simple step that anyone can take to lessen environmental damage.

“I’ve never heard a meaningful conversation at a community level about the cumulative effect of landscaping practices,” he said. “That is something that’s occurring all over the country, and we’re not leading the charge. We’re trying to start that conversation.”

Source: Love a beautiful lawn? Panel explores ‘green’ landscaping | Local | jhnewsandguide.com



August 30, 2019by ncdea

WYOMING, Teton CD – Across Teton County, signs featuring small metal fish are beginning to poke up from the lawns of homes and businesses.

The colorful, steel trout-shaped signs can be seen at Shooting Star, Snake River Brewing, Town Square and, perhaps, in your neighbor’s yard. They mean that whoever is responsible for the grass underneath has signed up for the “Trout Friendly Lawns Program,” which commits them to landscaping practices that minimize water pollution.

“A lot of people just want to feel like they’re doing the right thing for the waterways,” said Leslie Steen of Trout Unlimited. “They get that eventually what they put on their lawns will end up in the stream.”

The lawn program…originated with the Jackson Hole Clean Water Coalition, which includes Trout Unlimited, the Teton Conservation District, Friends of Fish Creek and several other organizations. Collectively, they aim to keep the region’s water as natural and clean as possible.

Source: Jackson Hole trends trout friendly | Local | jhnewsandguide.com


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