Wild Animal Feeding and Bear Conflict Area LDR Update

Project Summary: Proposal to amend the Teton County Land Development Regulations (LDRs), to amend Section 5.1.3, Wild Animal Feeding and add bear conflict standards within this section, and remove Section 5.2.2. Bear Conflict Area Standards.  This amendment is being led by the Teton County Planning Division at the direction of the Teton County Board of County Commissioners to update the Natural Resource Land Development Regulations in phases.  The proposed amendments would include standards for feeding of wildlife (prohibition), keeping of wildlife attractants, and removal of the bear conflict zones which would require bear proof trash containers countywide.

  1. News & Highlights

April 12, 2022: Board of County Commissioners Approves Changes

At the April 12, 2022 BCC hearing, the Board voted to approve amendments to 5.1.3 Wild Animal Standards and remove 5.2.2. Bear Conflict Area Standards, moving bear-specific language to 5.1.3. The BCC requested that the Bear-Resistant Trash Containers Requirement begin on July 1, 2022 and that enforcement begin in November of 2022 to allow reasonable time for replacement of cans.

The Board of County Commissioners packet (PDF) is available for review with the full staff report and the draft language that was approved.

December 6, 2021: Planning Commission Packet and Updated Draft Language

The Planning Commission hearing on this item is scheduled for December 13, 2021 at 6 pm in the Commissioners Chambers of the Teton County Administration Building. It will also be accessible via Zoom. 

The Planning Commission packet (PDF) is now available for review with the full staff report and updated draft language for consideration.

November 10, 2021: Draft LDR Amendments Available for Public Review

County Planning Staff has produced draft LDR text amendments (PDF) related to wild animal feeding and bear conflict areas. These proposed changes are scheduled to be presented to the Teton County Planning Commission on Monday, December 13, 2021.