• Moose cow and calf

    Grand Teton

    National Park Wyoming

2006 news releases

December
12/29 New Year’s Resolution: Slow Down and Be Alert for Wildlife on Park Roads
12/11 Winter Season Activities to Begin
12/04 Advance Backcountry Reservations for 2007

November
11/20 Yellowstone/Grand Teton Draft Winter Use Plan Out for Technical Review
11/06 Fees Waived for Veterans on November 11, 2006

October
10/30 Seasonal Road Closures
10/06 Park Co-Hosts Wellness Week Activities

September
09/26 Two Elk Poachers Caught in Park
09/26 Grand Teton and Yellowstone Celebrate National Public Lands Day
09/22 Prescribed Burns Planned for Fall, Interagency News Release
09/22 Fire Restrictions Lifted
09/19 Final Environmental Impact Statement released for GTNP Transportation Plan
09/18 Facilities Closing Dates
09/07 Vehicle Collision Results in Fatality
09/06 Interagency Fire Managers Increase Fire Danger Rating to Extreme

August
08/31 Motorist Cautioned to be Alert for Bears near Park Roadways
08/28 Fall Ranger-led Program Schedule Released
08/24 Survey Fire Discovered in Berry Creek Drainage
08/22 Head-on Collision Causes Injuries to Ten Vehicle Occupants
08/21 Motorcycle Accident Results in a Fatality
08/21 Hechtman Fire on the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Parkway
08/17 Bicyclist Seriously Injured While Riding Near Jenny Lake
08/15 Grizzly Bear Killed by Vehicle
08/08 Safety & Sobriety Checkpoints Scheduled
08/08 Horseback Riders Rescued from Granite Canyon
08/06 Injured Exum Guide Rescued
08/01 Menor's Ferry in Operation

July
07/31 Injured Climber Flown from Garnet Canyon
07/28 Human-Caused Fire Started on Park Boundary
07/26 Chip Seal Projects Scheduled on Park Roads
07/25 Road Work to Close Moose-Wilson Road for Twenty-Six Hours
07/23 Park Rangers Rescue Injured Climber from Garnet Canyon
07/19 Food-Conditioned Black Bear Euthanized
07/18 Interagency News Release: Pilgrim Fire & High Fire Danger
07/13 Temporary Closure of Pacific Creek Landing
07/11 Injured Climber Flown from Death Canyon
07/11 Cyclist Collides with Parked Van

June
06/29 Fire Danger Elevated to Moderate
06/27 Injured Climber Evacuated from Garnet Canyon
06/13 Dead Wolf Found in Grand Teton National Park
06/12 Fuels Reduction Project Underway on Death Canyon Road
06/08 Cattle Drive to Cause Temporary Traffic Delay
06/07 Moose Charges Visitors near Colter Bay Visitor Center
06/06 Further Update on Snake River Accident
06/03 Update on Boating Accident
06/02 Boating Accident Occurs on the Snake River

May
05/31 Grand Teton Lodge Co. Selected for Concession Contract
05/30 National Historic Landmark Dedication Planned for Murie Ranch
05/22 American Indian Guest Artists Program Schedule for 2006
05/16 Local Resident Dies While Driving Through Grand Teton
05/15 Annual Spring Clean-Up Scheduled
05/15 Bears Emerge From Hibernation
05/01 Second Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship Awarded
05/01 Park Celebrates International Migratory Bird Day

April
04/25 Facilities and Services Opening Dates

March
03/27 Park Celebrates National Park Week With Grouse Watching Trips
03/23 Teton Park Road Opens for Annual Spring Activities
03/13 Grand Teton Recruits for 2006 Youth Conservation Program
03/06 Annual Snow Plowing Begins on Teton Park Road
03/03 Injured Climber Rescued From Garnet Canyon

February
02/27 New Backcountry Reservation System Implemented
02/24 Search Conducted for Lost Skiers in Teton Backcountry
02/22 Injured Skier Rescued Near Taggart Lake
02/16 Fee Increases Set for Grand Teton National Park
02/13 Search Conducted for Lost Snowshoer in Granite Canyon
02/10 Launch of Electronic Field Trip on Birds of Prey
02/10 Winter Bison Count taken by GTNP and NER
02/08 Park Highway Temporarily Closed Due Accident & Diesel Spill

January
01/27 SAR in Granite Canyon for Overdue Skier

Did You Know?

Close-up of trumpeter swan head

Did you know that Grand Teton National Park is home to the largest bird in North America? The Trumpeter Swan weighs 20-30 pounds and lives in the valley year-round in quiet open water.