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?
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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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