• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • 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 »

Park Research

Science is an important part of the National Park Service's mission, and national parks are fertile ground for a variety of scientific research. In Grand Teton National Park, research has focused on many aspects of the park - wildlife and plant ecology, climate change, effects of fire on the ecosystem, hydrology, glaciology, geology, visitor experience, cultural resources, and how these disciplines interact with one another. This park's location at the heart of the greater Yellowstone ecosystem - one of the largest intact temperate ecosystems in the world, its huge elevation range, abrupt change of seasons, diversity of native flora and fauna, and recent history of human occupation and development - provides a natural laboratory drawing top scientists from institutions near and far.

In an effort to make Grand Teton National Park scientific research accessible to all, we will post research reports and publications as they become available. As time and funding allow, we will also begin posting documents from past research activities.

 

Multi-use Pathway Impacts on Wildlife

Effects of pathways within Grand Teton National Park on avain diversity, abundance, distribution, nesting productivity, and breeding behaviors; Principal Investigator: Dr. Anna Chalfoun, 2011

Impacts of a multi-use pathway on American Black Bears in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming; Authors: C.M. Costello, S.L. Cain, R.M. Nielson, C. Shervheen, C.C. Schwartz, 2011

Ungulate responses to multi-use pathway construction and use in Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming; Authors: A.R. Hardy, K.R. Crooks, 2011

Grand Teton National Park Pathway Elk Study; Authors: H. Sawyer, R. Nielson, F. Hornsby, L. McManus, 2011

Did You Know?

Tetons from the north, photo by Erin Himmel

Did you know that a large fault lies at the base of the Teton Range? Every few thousand years earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter Scale signal movement on the Teton fault, lifting the mountains skyward and hinging the valley floor downward.