Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Posts by Category: Wildlife Initiatives

  • A Day in the Life of the Wildlife Brigade

    Thursday, October 29th, 2015

    Jeff Willemain is a longtime friend of the Foundation. This summer he and his wife, Chris, volunteered on Grand Teton’s Wildlife Brigade, a Foundation-funded volunteer program. Jeff recently shared a story with us from a memorable day volunteering for the Wildlife Brigade.

  • Being Bear Aware: It’s YOUR responsibility

    Monday, August 31st, 2015

    Failure of park visitors—including locals—to properly secure food and other bear attractants while recreating at String and Leigh lakes will continue to corrupt Grand Teton bears.

  • Protecting Grand Teton’s Bears: GTNPF’s Bear Box Program VIDEO

    Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

    Each summer, Grand Teton’s frontcountry campsites and picnic areas fill with visitors from near and far. With the grizzly and black bear populations increasing in the park, it is more important than ever for campers to properly store food and toiletries.

  • Summer Series Clip 2: Grand Teton’s Wildlife Brigade

    Friday, July 18th, 2014

    Watch the video: Grand Teton’s Wildlife Brigade manages roadside wildlife jams, patrols picnic areas for unsecured food, and shares educational information with visitors to the national park. Catch a glimpse of what they’re doing and why they choose to do it!

  • Bear Box Update

    Saturday, May 31st, 2014

    To date, Foundation supporters have funded bear boxes at nearly 300 of the park’s campsites, with summer installation of this year’s batch set to begin in July (depending on snow melt).

  • Mitigating New Threats to Bighorn Sheep

    Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

    Foundation-funded research: answering the threat to Grand Teton’s native bighorn sheep