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 »
Area Closure in effect in the Elk Ranch area
A temporary area closure is in effect in the Elk Ranch Area to protect wildlife during the denning and young-rearing period. Follow the link for a map of the closed area. More »
Western Center for Historic Preservation Staff
The WCHP has three full-time staff members who perform project planning and preservation shop work at the Moose WCHP headquarters year round. Seasonal staff members also play a crucial role at the center. Summer crews utilize the warmer months to complete outdoor preservation and restoration work.
Craig Struble, Director
Al Williams, Preservation Specialist/Project Manager
Greg Dodson, Preservation Specialist/Project Manager
Apply for Preservation Jobs!
If you are a student interested in a historic preservation internship with the WCHP, please visit the National Park Service Historic Preservation Training Program website.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Jenny and Leigh Lakes are named for the fur trapper “Beaver” Dick Leigh and his wife Jenny (not pictured)? Beaver Dick and Jenny assisted the Hayden party that explored the region in 1872. This couple impressed the explorers to the extent that they named the lakes in their honor.