Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Recent Posts

  • My Park, My Story: Lee & Ed Riddell

    Friday, January 29th, 2016

    My Park, My Story tells the stories of people who are passionate about Grand Teton National Park and are committed to protecting it for the enjoyment of future generations. In our fifth edition, founding Foundation board members, Ed and Lee Riddell, share how they continue to pay it forward.

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  • Jenny Lake Update: Before and After Photos

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016

    The National Park Service centennial year has just begun and what a year it is shaping up to be for the Jenny Lake area and the transformation that is underway. Read more to see before and after photos of the 2015 construction!

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  • Mountains to Main Street Kicks Off NPS Centennial Year in Grand Teton

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016

    The NPS centennial year has begun! And to kick off this important milestone in NPS history, Grand Teton National Park has introduced a new and exciting program called Mountains to Main Street.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Surviving Winter in Grand Teton

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016

    Below freezing temperatures and valley snowfall have Grand Teton’s wildlife utilizing all of their incredible adaptations to navigate and survive the harsh winter season.

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  • Adventure Journal: Exploring Winter in Grand Teton National Park and Jackson Hole

    Thursday, January 28th, 2016

    Stunning scenery, abundant wildlife, and endless recreational activities make Grand Teton and the Jackson Hole valley an unbeatable winter destination. Here are a few of our favorite ways to explore and enjoy all that the valley has to offer during this special season.

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  • Field Notes from Steve Cain: Essential Winter Adaptions

    Friday, December 18th, 2015

    Winter in Jackson Hole was a bit slow in coming this year, but by mid-December it seemed to be revving up in good form. While winters can be tough on ill-prepared individuals, human or otherwise, our native fauna have endured thousands of Teton winters and have developed a variety of effective adaptations for survival in the process.

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  • Winter 2016 Inner Park Road Grooming Schedule

    Friday, December 18th, 2015

    We are pleased to announce that grooming in Grand Teton is underway for the 2016 winter season!

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  • Support of All Sorts: Corporate Sponsorships

    Monday, November 30th, 2015

    Many thanks to our partners for their continued and enthusiastic support!

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  • My Park, My Story: Exum Mountain Guide Jessica Baker

    Monday, November 30th, 2015

    My Park, My Story tells the stories of people who are passionate about Grand Teton National Park and are committed to protecting it for the enjoyment of future generations. In our fourth edition, Exum Mountain Guide Jessica Baker shares details about years of guiding in the Tetons and her role in protecting the park.

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  • Adventure Journal: Behind the Lens with Cinematographer Ryan Sheets

    Friday, November 27th, 2015

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to get the beautiful wildlife and landscape shots that we share on our Facebook and Instagram? Our marketing team at the Foundation did—so we joined cinematographer Ryan Sheets of Sheets Studios for an early morning in the park.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Heading into Hibernation

    Friday, November 27th, 2015

    Most black bears entered winter dens by the end of October, with most grizzly bears doing the same during the month of November. A small number of grizzly bears that have learned how to put on additional fat during early winter will remain out and about, for as much as another month.

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  • Trail Renewal between Hidden Falls and Inspiration Point!

    Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

    We are pleased to share that backcountry construction this summer for our Inspiring Journeys campaign was a complete success! Take a look at our newest video highlighting the challenging work and significant accomplishments from this summer’s crew!

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  • #GiveforGrooming on #GivingTuesday

    Monday, November 23rd, 2015

    We hope that you will join local businesses and community members and #GiveforGrooming to support Grand Teton National Park on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 in celebration of #GivingTuesday!

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  • Clay James Remembered

    Friday, October 30th, 2015

    We are saddened to share the news that longtime friend and board member of Grand Teton National Park Foundation, Clay James, passed away on Tuesday, October 27th. A celebration of Clay’s life will be held at 4pm on Thursday, November 5th, at Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park. All are welcome to attend.

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  • Exploring the Impact of Pura Vida by Teddi Hofmann

    Thursday, October 29th, 2015

    The Foundation-funded Pura Vida (PV) program in Grand Teton National Park started in 2010 as a means to address the lack of engagement of local Latino youth and their families in the park. As a graduate student at the University of Wyoming, Teddi Hofmann, a former Teton Science Schools field instructor for PV, decided to focus her research on the efficacy and impact of this program.

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  • 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.

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  • In the Spotlight: Rocky Mountain Bank

    Thursday, October 29th, 2015

    We recently had the opportunity to learn more about the Rocky Mountain Bank in Jackson Hole and their connection to the Jackson community, Grand Teton National Park, and our work in the park.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Bears, birds, bats and more!

    Thursday, October 29th, 2015

    Grand Teton’s wildlife begins preparing for winter by seeking food and migrating to warmer areas.

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  • VIDEO: Leaving Their Mark: 2015 YCP Crew Improves Grand Teton

    Thursday, October 29th, 2015

    Take a look at our newest video highlighting the accomplishments of this summer’s crew and the incredible impact YCP has on its participants.

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  • Adventure Journal: Off the beaten path with photographer Lisa Erdberg

    Thursday, October 29th, 2015

    Grand Teton National Park’s dramatic landscape and unique history inspires photographers from around the world to visit and capture the park’s incredible scenery. Lisa Erdberg, San Francisco based photographer, shares her connection to Grand Teton and some of her favorite places to take photos.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Sightings of Grand Teton’s most well-studied bears

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

    Fall is here and Grand Teton’s birds are migrating to their wintering areas, as bears and other wildlife are searching for food to prepare for the winter ahead.

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  • T.A. Moulton Barn: A summer of preserving the past at Mormon Row

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

    The T.A. Moulton Barn at Mormon Row was the focus of the Foundation’s 2015 Historic Preservation Initiative. This summer, volunteers and park staff worked to rehabilitate this iconic structure.

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  • VIDEO: Pura Vida in Grand Teton National Park

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

    Pura Vida is an experiential, leadership, and mentoring program that offers unique recreation and learning experiences to local Latino students and their families. 2015 marks the sixth year of this successful program, and we are pleased to share our latest video that demonstrates the incredible impact Pura Vida has on the Jackson Latino community.

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  • In the Spotlight: Sands Whitewater & Scenic River Trips

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

    Sands Whitewater & Scenic River Trips is one of the largest and most seasoned rafting companies in Jackson Hole, offering a variety of whitewater and scenic floats. We recently had the opportunity to speak with owner, Charlie Sands, to gain some insight into Sands Whitewater & Scenic River Trips history and his passion for Grand Teton National Park.

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  • Adventure Journal: Plan your adventure accordingly

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

    Visitor services at Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway are winding down from the 2015 summer season. Campgrounds, Ranger Stations, Visitor Centers, roads and concession facilities are beginning to close down. Plan your fall adventures and trips accordingly!

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  • My Park, My Story: Jenny Lake Boatman Justin Eaton

    Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

    In our third edition, Jenny Lake Boatman Justin Eaton shares details about his connection to Grand Teton and years of adventuring in the park while working at Jenny Lake.

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  • Trail Talk: Life on the crew of Grand Teton National Park’s Youth Conservation Program – The Final Report

    Tuesday, September 15th, 2015

    This ambitious group of teens completed an impressive amount of projects this summer including trail construction, asphalt removal, fence building, and much more.

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  • VIDEO: Trail Work from Hidden Falls to Inspiration Point

    Monday, August 31st, 2015

    We are delighted to share our latest video with you that shows the challenging work and impressive progress that crews have accomplished this summer.

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  • 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.

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  • Field Notes from Steve Cain: Bugling Elk

    Monday, August 31st, 2015

    Shorter days, cooler temperatures, new snow in the high country, changing colors on the landscape, and the eerie trill of elk bugles in the morning and evening air signal the coming of fall in Grand Teton National Park. Bugling by bull elk in September and October serves to alert other elk to the status of a breeding male, in a highly ritualized and ages-old breeding system known as the rut.

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