WILDLIFE WATCHING

GTNPF SUPPORTS WILDLIFE

Grand Teton National Park Foundation funds strategic research, on-the-ground protection and restoration, and targeted education to support the long-term conservation and visitor enjoyment of the park’s wildlife populations and the habitat they depend on.

During the last 20 years, the Foundation has supported conservation and research programs for gray wolves, grizzly bears, black bears, pronghorn, bison, osprey, bighorn sheep, mountain goats, mule deer, and more.

The Foundation-funded Wildlife Brigade helps facilitate safe interactions between visitors and animals by managing roadside wildlife jams, patrolling picnic areas for unsecured food, and sharing educational information with visitors.

Help keep Grand Teton’s bears wild and visitors safe – use bear boxes that are provided at picnic areas and campsites!

UP CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH GTNP WILDLIFE

VIDEO: A Campaign for Grand Teton’s Wild Treasures

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 ...

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

Grand Teton is one of the best national parks to see 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 ...

Field Notes from Steve Cain: Albino Pika Seen in the Tetons

Steve Cain is a retired wildlife biologist who spent his 25-year career researching and protecting the wild species of Grand Teton National Park. In his seasonal column, Field Notes, Steve shares his insight on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s incredible wildlife. ...

A Day in the Life of the Wildlife Brigade

This summer Jeff Willemain, GTNPF board member, and his wife, Chris, volunteered on Grand Teton’s Wildlife Brigade, a Foundation-funded volunteer program. Tasked with facilitating safe interactions between visitors and animals, Grand Teton’s Wildlife Brigade members are a valuable group of ...

Adventure Journal: Wildlife Watching

Spring in Grand Teton is a time when many species wake up from a winter of hibernation, complete their migration back for the summer, and give birth to offspring. For us, it's also a great time to spot wildlife such ...

Wildlife Whereabouts: Preparing for Winter in Grand Teton

Bull elk at sunrise. Photo courtesy of Sheets Studios • As of early September grizzly bear 399 still had the two yearling cubs she emerged from a den with this spring. She and most other bears were less visible during ...
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