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    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

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Business Resources

Concessioners fill a vital role in helping the National Park Service (NPS) carry out its mission. Private companies are drawn to working with NPS in order to offer services that are not provided directly by the government to park visitors. Concessioners specialize in these operations and are thus able to provide quality services at reasonable prices. By welcoming the private sector as a partner in park operations, the National Park Service broadens the economic base of the region and communities surrounding the parks.

The Commercial Services Program ensures that visitors have access to high-quality visitor services in order to fully appreciate our natural and cultural treasures. As stated in the Concessions Management Improvement Act of 1998, concession operations "are consistent to the highest practicable degree with the preservation and conservation of resources and values of the park unit."

Grand Teton National Park's Business Resources Branch administers 26 concession contracts including four full service resorts or dude ranches, 12 fishing and/or float trip operators, one trail riding, two mountain climbing services, two youth camps/backpacking, three cross country skiing and/or backcountry skiing, and one boat shuttle service across Jenny Lake. Combined, these concessioners gross over $50 million annually, and their total workforce consists of approximately 75 permanent and 1,800 seasonal employees.

 

If you are a visitor looking for commerical services and activities within the park, please visit the Concessioner Activities website.

 

If you are a current concessioner, commerical use authorization (CUA) holder, or hunting outfitter, of if you are interested in doing business in Grand Teton National Park, the following links provide information and resources.

Concessioner Resources - Reporting forms and other important documents for concessioners

Commerical Use Authorizations - Information, applications and forms for current CUA holders

Hunting Outfitters - Information and application and forms for current outfitters

Policy & Plans - Key guidance documents for Grand Teton National Park concessioners

Guide Information - Guide Resources, recommended reading for guides and interpretive plans for guided activities
- Guide Resources
- Recommended Reads

 

Grand Teton National Park Business Resources Branch Contact Information

Donna Sisson
Branch Chief, Business Resources
307.739.3402

Dave Rhinehart
Business Resources Analyst
307.739.3414

Business Resources Assistant
307.739.3416

Concessions Interpretive Specialist
307.739.3418

You can also contact us via email.

Did You Know?

Close-up of a lodgepole pine cone

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.