The natural, wildlife and scenic resources found in Teton County are essential components of our community and they establish the character of our community. One way of protecting our resources is to keep setbacks from our waterbodies free from development. The required setbacks for development are:
- 150 feet from Rivers
- 50-150 feet from Streams or natural Ponds (depending on the riparian plant community)
- 30 feet from Wetlands
These buffers are required to remain fee from all development, which includes any and all;
- Clearing, grading or other movement of land
- Construction activities
- Mining, dredging, filling, grading, paving, excavation, or drilling operations
- Public or private sewage disposal systems or water supply facilities
- Storage, deposition, or excavation of materials
- Structures, buildings or fences
- Parking, storage of vehicles, refuse, or any other materials.
Buffers shall also remain native vegetation and should not be cleared, mowed, or replanted with non-native plant species or lawns.
For more details, you can reference LDR Section 5.1.1. Waterbody and Wetland Buffers.