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“If you aren’t living on the edge, you’re taking up too much space.” – 2014 NPS Academy Graduation

The NPS Academy graduation last night marked the final day of the 2014 program. After a spring orientation in Grand Teton and a summer of work for the National Park Service, the interns had time to share their impressive experiences ...

Adventure Journal: Grand Teton Summit

GTNPF staff member Laura Yungmeyer climbed the Grand during the final weekend of July — her first trip up the big mountain! Laura reported clear weather, warm temperatures, and a safe, fun ascent during her two-day stint in the high ...

Trail Talk: A Window into Grand Teton National Park’s Youth Conservation Program – Week 7

This week began with a face-lift to the trail along the sections from the String Lake outlet to the West Jenny Lake boat dock. The YCP crew tediously worked to remove limbs and brush along this dry terrain, completing 1.5 ...

Volunteer in Grand Teton!

Are you looking for a new way to be a steward to Grand Teton? Do you love to take advantage of long summer days by walking the trails of the park? We have the perfect opportunity for you! Grand Teton ...

NPS Academy – Summer Experiences in the Field

The NPS Academy introduces diverse college students to a range of career paths within the National Park Service through seminars, workshops, field trips, and recreational activities. A spring break orientation in Grand Teton and 12-week summer internships in national parks ...

Trail Talk: A Window into Grand Teton National Park’s Youth Conservation Program – Week 6

This week, the YCP burned up their energy stores hauling loads of materials to various projects. The first day of heavy labor necessitated good teamwork and communication as they pushed gravel and dirt-filled wheelbarrows to fill in a 10-step rock ...

Summer Series Clip 2: Grand Teton’s Wildlife Brigade

Grand Teton National Park'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: ...

Trail Talk: A Window into Grand Teton National Park’s Youth Conservation Program – Week 5

This week marks the halfway point for the YCP program this summer. The work-week began with historic restoration of gates and fencing to recreate the appearance of the original corral in front of the John Moulton Barn. These corrals are ...

Trail Talk: A Window into Grand Teton National Park’s Youth Conservation Program – Week 4

If you happened to see a YCP member heading home this week with blood and bruises all over their body, fear not, it was just educational. The crew began the workweek with their brains, attending two intensive days of a ...

Trail Talk: A Window into Grand Teton National Park’s Youth Conservation Program – Week 3

The YCP crew conquering team challenges before the real work began on Monday morning. This week marks the first week that it has not rained, sleeted, or snowed on a member of the 2014 YCP team. With the sun there ...

Wildlife Whereabouts: “Child rearing” season in full bloom in Grand Teton

Mother fox and her kit, photo by Patrick Leary • Wolf pups from successfully reproducing packs are out and about, learning about the new world around them, playing and growing rapidly. • The bison herd in Grand Teton was still ...

In the Spotlight: Grand Teton Lodge Company

Grand Teton Lodge Company (GTLC) was founded in the mid-1950s by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. with the construction of Jackson Lake Lodge. Not only is this group a long-time favorite among park guests, GTLC is also one of the Foundation's ...
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