Hot Spot

Bridger Wilderness | June 23-27, 2022

Pinedale, WY

The Bridger Wilderness is located in Wyoming within the Wind River Mountains, and is part of the larger Bridger-Teton National Forest. It extends 80 miles along the Continental Divide and hosts hundreds of high alpine lakes, glacial cirques, and picturesque valleys. As recreation has significantly increased in the area, so too have the impacts associated with higher visitation: human and pet waste, litter, campsite impacts and water resource impacts, among others. For the Hot Spot activation, the Subaru/Leave No Trace Team will be at the Bridger Wilderness leading a variety of workshops, outreach programs and community events, including opportunities for community involvement.

*The Bridger Wilderness is located on the ancestral lands of the Eastern Shoshone, Cheyenne, Apsaalooké (Crow), and possibly other tribes*

Opportunities to Get Involved

Friday, June 24 – Bridger Wilderness Leave No Trace Hot Spot Recreate Responsibly Slideshow

Join Friends of Bridger Teton, Wind River Wilderness Alliance, Leave No Trace, the US Forest Service (USFS), and local photographers for a slide show and discussion about the natural beauty and resources of the Bridger Wilderness and how to enjoy this special area responsibly. Light snacks & beverages provided. Attendees will be eligible for a raffle to win an assortment of prizes. 7:00 – 9:00 PM at the Sublette Library, Lovatt Rm in Pinedale, WY.

Saturday, June 25 – Community members and groups are invited to join the USFS and partners for a White Pine Interpretive Trail Development Team Ideation event to discuss potential designs and signage for an interpretive trail concept at White Pine Ski Area in Pinedale, WY, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Saturday, June 25 – Representatives from Friends of Bridger Teton, Wind River Wilderness Alliance, Leave No Trace, and the USFS will be tabling and conducting community outreach at the Soundcheck Summer Music Series at 5 pm at American Legion Park in Pinedale, WY.

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