Grand Teton National Park Foundation

Posts With Tag: Wildlife

  • VIDEO: A Campaign for Grand Teton’s Wild Treasures

    Thursday, April 26th, 2018

    Grand Teton National Park lies at the heart of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem—one of the last remaining large and nearly intact northern temperate ecosystems on Earth. The park’s renowned wildlife remains because of a landscape that has changed relatively little in 10,000 years. Yet, a variety of pressures mean that the once self-sustaining environment needs […]

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Surviving Mid-Winter

    Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

    This winter has been an interesting one for wildlife. The upper Snake River and adjacent mountain watersheds are all recording snow water content levels well above 100%, yet valley snowfall has been one of the lowest on record. This is because unusually warm temperatures during many of our winter storms this year resulted in the […]

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  • Give Your Time: Volunteer in Grand Teton

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

    Grand Teton welcomed a record 4.97 million visitors in 2017—an increase of 21% over a six-year period. This unprecedented trend has placed additional pressure on park resources and popular destinations. The Foundation funds innovative volunteer programs that augment the park’s ability to overcome challenges and provide people with safe and enjoyable experiences. These dedicated teams […]

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Adjusting to Warmer Temperatures

    Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

    Photo by Sean Beckett • Snowfall has been lower and temperatures higher than average so far this winter. Many bison and elk have responded by staying away from core winter ranges and remaining on spring/fall transitional ranges where adequate forage is still available. • The ice on Jackson Lake has been variable so far this […]

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  • Help Protect Grand Teton’s Bears this Holiday Season

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

    Need a great holiday gift for the wildlife enthusiast in your life? $1,500 funds a bear-resistant food storage box in Grand Teton National Park, with a 3 x 5 inch plaque to honor your special person. They will also receive an endearing teddy bear and information about the importance of protecting bears. The bear box […]

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Getting Ready for Winter

    Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

    Photo by Jerry Herman. November brought cooler temperatures and snow to Grand Teton. The park’s wildlife is either settling into their winter dens or preparing for the long, cold season ahead. • Fall spawning mountain whitefish are headed to winter habitats as their eggs incubate for the next several months. • Fish energy needs and […]

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  • Adventure Journal: 4 Best Places to Spot Wildlife in Grand Teton

    Thursday, June 29th, 2017

    Grand Teton is one of the best national parks to spot wildlife because it lies in the heart of one of the largest, intact temperate ecosystems in the world. Moose, beavers, bears, sandhill cranes, bison, wolves, and elk are just a few of the many species that call this park home. Hoping to see some of these creatures during your visit? You’re in luck!

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  • Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation & Patagonia World Trout Initiative Support Native Trout Habitat Restoration

    Thursday, June 29th, 2017

    Jackson Hole One Fly Foundation and Patagonia World Trout Initiative have demonstrated their commitment to the long-term conservation of native Snake River cutthroat trout by generously supporting habitat restoration in Grand Teton National Park. Both organizations recently awarded Grand Teton National Park Foundation grants totaling $25,000 to help restore stream flow and fish passage between the Snake River and the upper reaches of one of its main tributaries—Ditch Creek.

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  • Park Biologists Take a Closer Look at Bats

    Thursday, June 29th, 2017

    Next time you are in Grand Teton during warm weather months, look up in the evening and you may see the swirling, whirling flight of bats. Unlike some bats in other parts of the world that eat fruit, nectar, fish or even blood, our airborne mammals are catching insects.

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  • VIDEO: Protecting Grand Teton’s Wildlife One Bear Jam at a Time

    Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

    With the start of the busy summer season, it is important to remember to give wildlife the respect they deserve while viewing them in their natural habitat. Whether you are in your vehicle or on foot, you must maintain a distance of at least 100 yards from bears and wolves, and 25 yards from all other wildlife. Watch the video to learn more about what it is like to work on the Wildlife Brigade and how this dedicated group of volunteers helps protect Grand Teton’s species.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Grand Teton’s Wildlife Running Low on Energy as Spring Begins

    Thursday, March 30th, 2017

    This is a challenging time of year for wildlife as winter fat reserves have been depleted and new season plant growth is in its earliest stages and limited in distribution.

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  • String Lake Brigade has Successful Pilot Season in Grand Teton

    Thursday, March 30th, 2017

    In 2016, Grand Teton National Park developed a program to help protect wildlife and promote visitor safety around the popular String Lake area. With a team of approximately 14 wildlife stewards, Grand Teton formed the String Lake Volunteer Brigade.

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  • VIDEO : Need a last minute holiday gift idea? Give a Bear Box!

    Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

    Need a last-minute holiday gift for the wildlife enthusiast in your life? $1,500 funds a bear-resistant food storage box in Grand Teton National Park.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Warming Up for Winter

    Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

    Fall means wildlife is on the move! Mule Deer are migrating to warmer winter destinations while migratory birds have already left the valley. Read more about fall in Grand Teton and how wildlife prepares for the cooler months ahead.

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  • VIDEO: Research Protects Grand Teton’s Wildlife

    Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

    Grand Teton is part of one of the largest, intact temperate ecosystems in the world. In this unique setting, a robust predator-prey system operates much as it has for thousands of years, providing opportunities for ecological research seldom rivaled around the globe. Watch our latest video highlighting Foundation-funded research projects that are currently underway in Grand Teton National Park!

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  • New Mule Deer Migration Route over Teton Range

    Thursday, March 31st, 2016

    Grand Teton National Park biologists have detailed a new long-distance mule deer migration route that spans two states and traverses the Teton Range. Funding for this project was provided by the Foundation, including a leadership grant from the Knobloch Family Foundation in 2015.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Spring Awakenings and Arrivals

    Thursday, March 31st, 2016

    With spring just around the corner, adult male bears are emerging from their dens, migrating birds are beginning to arrive, and snowshoe hares and long-tailed weasels are shedding their white winter coats. Learn more in our latest edition of Wildlife Whereabouts!

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Bear Jams Will Never Be the Same

    Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

    It is with great sadness that the Foundation learned of the passing of one of Grand Teton’s long-time Wildlife Brigade members last winter, Frank Mascia.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Follower or hider? Ungulate parenting strategies and more!

    Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

    Summer is here and Grand Teton’s wildlife is taking full advantage of the abundance of food brought by heavy spring rains. Throughout the next few months, expect wildlife to be most active during dawn and dusk due to high mid-day temperatures.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Offspring Abounds in Grand Teton

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

    Several species of wildlife in Grand Teton are giving birth to offspring and making their way to summer feeding grounds. The beginning of summer is a busy time of year for the valley’s wild residents!

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  • Field Notes from Steve Cain: Wildlife Reproduction

    Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

    In Jackson Hole’s temperate landscape, where abrupt seasonal changes have profound effects on almost everything, spring is a time of renewal. Days lengthen, temperatures warm, snow and ice melt, and brown turns to green as another annual growing season begins.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Early season snowmelt benefits wildlife in Grand Teton

    Thursday, April 30th, 2015

    Spring provides wildlife with vital energy resources to help them regain strength after winter in Grand Teton.

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  • Adventure Journal: Wildlife Watching

    Thursday, April 30th, 2015

    Did you know that animals become stressed when humans approach them?

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Spring migrations have officially begun!

    Monday, March 30th, 2015

    With the arrival of spring to Grand Teton, wildlife that have spent the winter here begin to move to summer feeding grounds and species who winter elsewhere start to make their way back to the valley.

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  • Wildlife Whereabouts: Longer Days and Warming Temps — How does wildlife adapt?

    Thursday, February 26th, 2015

    Warm temperatures in February have led to some interesting behaviors from Grand Teton’s wildlife.

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