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The 44 and Upper Hoback
Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming
Puffy clouds linger over the Wyoming Range as a violent thunderstorm moves over the Teton Range to the north. I was flying a LightHawk mission with Chris Boyer of Kestrel Aerial Services to document roadless wilderness threatened by natural gas drilling. Two potential gas fields that have been leased would turn this scene into an industrial complex like the Jonah Field and southern end of Pinedale Mesa - sacrificial landscapes. Update: Conservationists across the region have succeeded in preserving "The 44", as announced by the USFS, but there is a renewed industry effort to develop this important area. The "Noble Basin/South Rim Unit" aka: Upper Hoback is protected forever after The Trust For Public Land purchased the gas leases and retired them in perpetuity!
Thanks to LightHawk for aerial support.
Photo © copyright by Dave Showalter.
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