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Grand Teton Welcomes New Superintendent

Palmer "Chip" Jenkins, Jr., has been named as the new superintendent of Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway in Wyoming. Jenkins has more than 34 years of experience working in and leading national parks ...

Wildlife Whereabouts: Settling into Winter

Most of Grand Teton's elk have migrated south to the National Elk Refuge for winter. Photo: Josh Metten. • Fall spawning mountain whitefish are headed to winter habitats as their eggs incubate for the next several months. • Fish energy ...

Creative Ways to Give this Holiday Season

Happy holidays from all of us at Grand Teton National Park Foundation! In the midst of a busy season of giving, we have a few creative ideas for everyone to support your favorite national park before the end of the ...

Adventure Journal: Teton Park Road Ready for Winter Recreation

We are happy to report that grooming of Teton Park Road began this week and will continue through mid-March, as conditions allow. For the eighth consecutive winter, the Foundation is partnering with Grand Teton National Park to provide regular grooming ...

October Wildlife Whereabouts: Days Grow Shorter

Moose in Grand Teton are currently seeking out bitter brush for calories as vegetation wanes with cooling weather. Shorter days and cooler nights mean Grand Teton’s wildlife are preparing for the long winter ahead. • Moose have started concentrating in ...

New Members Join Foundation Board of Directors and Resource Council

Grand Teton National Park Foundation is pleased to announce the appointment of new members to our board of directors and resource council. Joining the board of directors are Kirsti Goodwin, Jeff Helibrun, and Susie Temple, while Robin Fields, Louise Parzick, ...

My Park, My Story: Tom Saylak

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 this edition, Foundation Board Member Tom Saylak shares his family’s ...

Bear Aware: Are You Prepared?

Grizzly bears and black bears are currently using every resource they can find to put on weight that will sustain them throughout their upcoming hibernation period. Common food sources right now range from foraging for remaining hawthorn berries and mountain ...

Weather Event Closes Trails in Grand Teton

Over Labor Day Weekend, a strong weather system moved through the rocky mountain region causing widespread damage to trees from wind and snow. In Grand Teton National Park, this dramatic event resulted in large areas of downed trees that blocked ...

Adventure Journal: Fall Colors Arrive

Elk are bugling, birds are migrating out of the valley, and leaves on deciduous trees and shrubs— aspens, cottonwoods, mountain ash, and willows (to name a few)— are changing color. This year the autumnal equinox fell on September 22, marking ...

Wildlife Whereabouts: Fall is in the Air

Look and listen for bugling bulls courting cows in sagebrush meadows and near conifer forests. Photo: Josh Metten, Jackson Hole EcoTour Adventures. September is a time of change for wildlife in Teton Park. Many ungulates (hoofed animals) are mating, birds ...

Seasonal Facility Closures on Horizon

Temperatures in the Tetons are already dipping below freezing as autumn takes hold. Most park facilities, including the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, will soon be closed until spring returns. Other facilities, such as campgrounds, convenience stores, and gas ...
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