The Uhl Hill fire inside Grand Teton National Park is burning near where the Teton wolf pack of days gone by used to den.

Meanwhile, outside Grand Teton, the Horse Creek fire in the Wyoming Range has grown from 800 to 1200 acres. The Nylander Creek Fire, south of the Horse Creek Fire, is 100 percent contained.

The illegal use of fireworks on the 4th of July could bigger challenge than usual this year.

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

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‎"At some point we must draw a line across the ground of our home and our being, drive a spear into the land and say to the bulldozers, earthmovers, government and corporations, “thus far and no further.” If we do not, we shall later feel, instead of pride, the regret of Thoreau, that good but overly-bookish man, who wrote, near the end of his life, “If I repent of anything it is likely to be my good behaviour."

~ Edward Abbey

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