A 300-foot setback from the forest to protect new development at Grand Targhee Resort from wildfire?

Not likely, resort planners said Monday night.

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Brendan Schulte, chief operating officer at Jorgensen Associates, is a consultant for Grand Targhee Resort. He said at a meeting Monday that the resort would consider requiring a 300-foot setback from the Caribou-Targhee National Forest a “taking.”

Where is Grand Targhee looking to build?
Targhee meeting

Cindy Riegel, the chair of Teton County, Idaho’s Board of County Commissioners, looks up from her computer during public comment Monday night during a Teton County (Wyoming) Planning Commission meeting reviewing Targhee’s base area expansion plans. Riegel raised a litany of concerns with development plans.

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Rob Marin, Teton County, Idaho’s community projects coordinator, watches as Brendan Schulte, the Jorgensen Associates planner who is consulting for the resort, speaks to planning commissioners Monday night.

The documents: Targhee's 28-cabin development

Contact Billy Arnold at 732-7063 or barnold@jhnewsandguide.com.,

Environmental Reporter

Billy Arnold has been covering the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and the people who manage it since January 2022. He previously spent two years covering Teton County government, and a year editing Scene. Tips welcomed.

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