- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 5, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A philanthropic partner of Grand Teton National Park is trying to raise money to purchase a square-mile, Wyoming-owned tract of land within the park.

U.S. Department of the Interior officials tell the Jackson Hole News & Guide (https://bit.ly/29icsVk ) that half of the money for the $46 million purchase would come from the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund. The nonprofit Grand Teton National Park Foundation would provide the balance.

The organization has only a six-month window to raise $23 million. It has raised $5.1 million so far.

The land is a Wyoming trust parcel, which means the cash from its sale would be added to a permanent fund that benefits the state’s public schools.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com


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