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 the area around Baxter's Pinnacle
An area closure is in effect around Baxter's Pinnacle to protect nesting peregrine falcons. This closure precludes any climbs of Baxter's Pinnacle and usage of the walk-off gully. This closure will be in effect through 8-15-2013. More »
Grand Teton National Park Wildlife at ‘Home on the Range’
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3431
Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott invites wildlife enthusiasts to an evening presentation about park wildlife on Thursday, October 25, at 6:30 p.m. in the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center auditorium at Moose. Steve Cain, senior wildlife biologist, will provide a recap and overview of the current status of several wildlife species that occupy home ranges in Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway.
Cain's audio/visual program offers an excellent opportunity to learn about the fascinating creatures that populate the Jackson Hole landscape: animals that fascinate and delight park visitors and local residents alike. This public program is free and seating in the 155-seat auditorium will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.
As the senior wildlife biologist for Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway, Cain has directed wildlife conservation, research, and management programs since 1989. Cain's work in Jackson Hole has included detailed studies of elk, bison, bighorn sheep, black and grizzly bears, wolves, and birds of prey. He has also collaborated on dozens of projects in the private sector, academia and other government organizations, including international assignments in Mexico and Mongolia. In previous positions Steve coordinated peregrine falcon reintroduction programs for the National Park Service's Rocky Mountain Region, studied bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and other birds throughout Alaska for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, worked as a bear biologist in Yosemite National Park, and researched native salmon and steelhead populations for the State of Oregon. He has received numerous awards for his work in wildlife conservation, has authored or coauthored dozens of scientific publications on wildlife ecology, is professionally certified as a wildlife biologist by The Wildlife Society, and has been featured in a variety of internationally distributed media.
Come enjoy an evening of wildlife education and inspiration and discover the latest news about the remarkable animals that grace the Teton landscape.
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