The Planning Commission will meet on February 28 to approve the amended Wildlife Feeding Land Development Regulation and recommend the draft for review and adoption by the Board of County Commissioners.
The draft Wildlife Feeding Land Development Regulation has gone through multiple iterations with the Planning Commission since they first discussed the agenda item on December 13, 2021. On Monday, February 28 they will meet for a final time to discuss the latest version.
This version contains overall updated language on securing attractants and feeding regulations county-wide. At the last meeting Planning Commissioners considered changes to the bird feeder section and moving the implementation date for county-wide bear resistant container standards up to July 1, 2022. The Alliance is supportive of the latest draft and encouraged by the research and discussion that has gone into this effort. We support the planning staff and county towards the earliest possible implementation of bear resistant trash cans and look forward to the immediate adoption of sections 1-4. We are hopeful the amended section will be approved and passed on to the Board of County Commissioners on Monday night. Once at the County Commission there will be additional opportunities to get involved and ensure the regulation gets approved and adopted in a timely manner. Sign up for our bear-friendly updates to stay involved!
To join the Planning Commission meeting on February 28 @ 6:00pm, click here for the agenda and Zoom meeting link.
We look forward to collaborating with local community members, stakeholders, community officials, waste management representatives, and NGOs, to communicate and engage homeowners in Teton County to comply with the updated regulation.