Bears are active in Grand Teton
Black and grizzly bears are roaming throughout the park--near roads, trails and in backcountry areas. Hikers and backcountry users are advised to travel in groups of three or more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay 100 yards from bears. More »
Area closure in effect for trails in the Jenny Lake Area
A temporary area closure will be in effect for several trails in the Jenny Lake area due to construction activities involving helicopter-assisted transport of heavy material. The closure will last from October 27 through October 30, and possibly longer. More »
Multi-use Pathway Closures
Intermittent closures of the park Multi-use Pathway System will occur through mid-October during asphalt sealing and safety improvement work. Pathway sections will reopen as work is completed. Follow the link for a map and more information. More »
Moose-Wilson Road Status
The Moose-Wilson Road between the Death Canyon Road and the Murie Center Road is currently open to all traffic. The road may re-close at any time due to wildlife activity. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. More »
Generations of Philanthropy - Countdown: 21 Days
August 04, 2012
Have you ever experienced a "ripple effect"; one action causing another, spreading over time and space? It's an amazing phenomenon, and one that applies in myriad occasions throughout life.
One of my favorite ripple effects is when one good deed causes another, and on down the line. When it comes to the Rockefeller family, I am reminded of this. John D. Rockefeller, Sr. was well known as an oil tycoon, but later in life he found purpose and fulfillment in public works projects. Some of his early efforts included the eradication of a parasitic infection called hookworm. But it wasn't eradicating hookworm that was Rockefeller, Sr.'s biggest ripple effect; it was his ability to instill the philanthropic ethic into future family generations.
Here in Grand Teton we are most grateful to the men of the next generations, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. and his son Laurance S. Rockefeller, for their foresight and generosity. In other places in the United States and even around the world you may benefit from this family's long history of philanthropy. Are there any places near you that were gifts from the Rockefeller family?
Did You Know?
Did you know that Uinta ground squirrels, sometimes mistaken for prairie dogs, hibernate up to eight months a year? These animals leave their burrows in March or April to inhabit the sagebrush flats, but may return by the end of July.