The U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill to protect approximately 2 million acres in nine states making them off limits to oil and gas drilling. Included will be 387 miles of our Snake River in Jackson Hole and its tributaries. This success was truly a collaboration of people from all walks of life. Politicians, conservation groups, and outdoor sportsmen alike came out to support the legislation to protect this amazing wilderness for future generations to enjoy as we have. The bill, which has already passed in the Senate, will now head off to President Obama, who is expected to sign it. Call me crazy, but I would rather float pass the Tetons or bust through the Big Kahuna without an oil rig in the background……wouldn’t you?