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 the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Western Center for Historic Preservation
The WCHP was jointly developed by the National Park Service and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and includes a preservation shop and office facility in Moose, WY, for year round carpentry and administrative work, and the rehabilitation of White Grass Dude Ranch as a training facility and cultural resource center for seasonal research. The Moose facility, a massive log building that was moved from the Rockefeller's JY Ranch, was completed in 2006 and currently serves as the headquarters for the WCHP. The White Grass Dude Ranch rehabilitation project is underway, with a scheduled completion date of 2016.
Did You Know?
Did you know that lodgepole pine trees grow on glacial moraines in Jackson Hole? Glacial moraines are ridges of rocky debris left behind as Ice Age glaciers melted. The soil on these ridges retains moisture and is more hospitable to trees than the cobbly, porous soil on the outwash plain.