Grand Teton National Park Purchases Square Mile Inholding For $46 Million

Grand Teton National Park Purchases Square Mile Inholding For $46 Million

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Grand Teton National Park Purchases Square Mile Inholding For $46 Million

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A view from Antelope FlatsPhoto Credit: Sam Beebe | Cover Photo: Mark Goebel

Can you put a price on the feelings evoked by the Grand Teton and its unbelievable vistas?

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Apparently you can as NPS officials tied to Grand Teton National Park have reached an agreement to buy a square-mile in-holding known as “Antelope Flats” for $46 million reports ABC News.

Over the past years, speculation rose as to how the land would be used with some going so far as to suggest the possibility of a massive development that would spoil the otherwise majestic views. Fortunately, that’s not the case as the purchase will keep any private ownership interests from developing the land, instead maintaining the area as a valuable habitat and open space in the Tetons.

“Amazing LWCF win –It was announced that the Grand Teton NP will increase by 640 acres and permanently protect the Antelope Flats. $23M in LWCF was matched with $23M raised by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation and the National Park Foundation. This is an absolutely amazing success story that was decades in the making.” – LWCF Facebook Page

Not only is the purchase a huge win for public lands advocates but the purchase was made solely with the help of private donations and a very generous offering from The federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, which provided $23 million for the square mile of picturesque landscape.

Find the entire ABC News article here: Pristine Views in Grand Teton National Park for $46M 

 

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