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 »
Moose Headquarters & Preservation Workshop
The year-round workshop and headquarters for the Western Center for Historic Preservation is located in Moose, Wyoming. The building, originally located at the historic JY Ranch (now the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve), was moved and reassembled in Moose in the summer of 2005 and subsequently retrofitted for WCHP use. The Moose facility now houses office space for four full-time employees and several seasonal staff members, a conference room, and a 3,000 square foot workshop. The preservation workshop contains specialized equipment used for treatment, repair, and replication of windows, doors, cabinets, and other historic building components. The WCHP workshop is also used to host training courses, facilitating the much-needed spread of traditional craft skills lacking throughout parks of the intermountain region. The workshop has also been critical in the rehabilitation of the White Grass Dude Ranch which will in turn be used to host future preservation training courses.
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.