rivers, and broad meadows characterize Teton County's 2.7 million acres. More than 97 percent of the county is public land, including Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest, the National Elk Refuge, and about 40 percent of Yellowstone National Park.
Mark Daluge, Assistant Supervisor for Teton County Weed and Pest District, believes that trails serve as the primary vector for weeds into the backcountry. “Managing these areas is a real challenge due to remoteness, use restrictions, and a short growing season,” Daluge explains.
Article By Celestine Duncan. Photos by Dave and Karin Hanna.