Though he’s now retired from the U.S. Senate, former Democratic Senator Herb Kohl is making headlines for something really, really awesome.
One thousand acres of Wyoming wilderness owned by retired U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl of Wisconsin is now in the public trust.
The acreage, along the Gros Ventre River, has been considered a top priority by conservationists to be protected to preserve the area’s ecosystem.
Kohl still owns land in the Gros Ventre River Valley, an area near Jackson, Wyoming, famous for skiing and scenic beauty and the gateway to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Kohl is a founding member of the Jackson Hole Land Trust.
“Back in the early 1970s, I fell in love with the natural beauty of the area,” Kohl said in a news release on Monday. “Its preservation and protection have been part of my blueprint as owner.”