Hopeful next steps for state lands in Teton County

Hopeful next steps for state lands in Teton County

“Glamping” and storage unit proposals are tabled until June meeting

In 2020, state lawmakers directed the Office of State Lands and Investments to “Maximize” the value of Wyoming’s state trust lands within Teton County. These lands were originally gifted to each state by the federal government upon statehood, and while there are many parcels within Teton County, only a few have controversial proposals for their future uses.  

On April 7th the State Lands and Investments Board (SLIB) discussed proposals for sections of the Teton Village state land parcel. The current temporary use permits are for agricultural uses, while two of the new proposals differ quite a bit. One proposal from Basecamp Hospitality requests 11 temporary lodging sites for A-frames and geo-domes. Another proposal is for an 800 unit storage facility. Neither of these proposals fit the intended use of this parcel, and both would have a significant impact on the land and increase traffic to the 390 highway corridor. Neither of these proposals would benefit our community.  

While the State Lands board did not deny these two proposals, they tabled them until the June SLIB meeting so community members can submit public comments and the SLIB can further analyze the environmental impacts of the proposals.  

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