February 12, 2016
David T Vernon Collection Featured in New Partnership Between the National Park Service and Google
In a partnership between the National Park Service (NPS) and Google, Grand Teton National Park’s David T. Vernon Collection of American Indian artifacts will be featured in the Google Cultural Institute, a digital platform which makes hundreds of culturally significant objects in the National Park Service’s museum collection available online. The Google Cultural Institute photographs and virtually maps important artifacts, photos, records and works of art to share with global audiences and digitally preserve them for future generations.
February 04, 2016
Injured Backcountry Skier Rescued from Disappointment Peak
Rangers rescued an injured backcountry skier from Disappointment Peak in Grand Teton National Park this afternoon, February 4, 2016. The skier, Rene Etter-Garrette, 32, of Jackson, WY, was beginning his ski descent of Spoon Couloir above Amphitheater Lake when he triggered a wind slab avalanche and was swept downhill.
January 15, 2016
Denise Germann Selected as Public Affairs Officer
Superintendent David Vela has selected Denise Germann to serve as the next public affairs officer for Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. Germann will be responsible for dissemination of park news and information to the public, relationships with the media, and public communication on a wide range of complex and often controversial issues. Germann will begin her duties at Grand Teton on February 22, 2016.
January 13, 2016
Record Numbers Visit Grand Teton in 2015
Grand Teton National Park welcomed a record number of visitors in 2015. The park received over 4.6 million visits, an 8.2 percent increase from the previous record of 4.3 million visits set in 2014. The most significant increases came in the months of September and October when total visitation increased 18 percent and 12 percent, respectively, from the previous year.
January 07, 2016
Mountains to Main Street Program to Kick Off Centennial Year
Grand Teton National Park will kick off the National Park Service centennial year with a new and exciting program called Mountains to Main Street beginning on January 10, 2016. This eight-week program aims to actively engage under-represented, urban youth with their national parks through the leadership and community-mobilization expertise of young adults who will serve as Mountains to Main Street Urban Ambassadors. After a week-long training workshop in the park, the ambassadors will return to their communities where they will lead the celebration of the National Park Service centennial and connect inner city populations with national parks.
January 05, 2016
Historic Properties Management Plan Released for Public Review and Comment
The public is invited to review and comment on the Historic Properties Management Plan /Environmental Assessment (HPMP/EA) that evaluates present conditions and future uses for the 44 historic properties located within Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway. The HPMP/EA public comment period runs from January 5, 2016 through February 17, 2016. The public is also invited to meet with park staff regarding the plan at an open house on January 19, 2016, at St. John’s Episcopal Church Hansen Hall, 168 North Glenwood Street in Jackson, WY, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.