• The Cathedral Group from the Teton Park Road

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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  • Seasonal road closures in effect

    Seasonal road closures are in effect for motorized vehicles. The Teton Park Road is closed from the Taggart Lake Trailhead to the Signal Mountain Lodge. The Moose-Wilson Road is closed from the Granite Canyon Trailhead to the Death Canyon Road. More »

  • Avalanche hazards exist in the park

    Avalanche hazards exist in the park, especially in mountain canyons and on exposed slopes. A daily avalanche forecast can be found at www.jhavalanche.org or by calling (307) 733-2664. More »

  • Bears emerging from hibernation

    Bears are beginning to emerge from hibernation. Travel in groups of three of more, make noise and carry bear spray. Visitors must stay at least 100 yards from bears. 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.