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 »
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?
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.