Game and Fish investigates South Park housing
POWELL — The grassy highway-side bench overlooking the South Park elk feedground may soon be studded with five or more new homes occupied by state wildlife professionals now grappling with the valley’s housing crisis.
Meeting this week in Powell, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission crossed off building housing on other local lands owned by the state agency, like tracts near Camp and Horse creeks and an inholding hugged between the National Elk Refuge and Bridger-Teton National Forest. Discussion of moving the regional office out of Jackson also appears to be over.
“It seems to be an agreement that we need to have a presence in Jackson,” Commissioner Mike Schmid, of La Barge, said Tuesday in Powell. “The property on South Park, I know we’ve talked about this many times over the last couple years. It seems to me we’ve come to the consensus that five homes are what we need to build.”