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 Association & Former Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott Honored at APPL Conference
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Recently retired Grand Teton National Park Superintendent Mary Gibson Scott received APPL's 2014 Agency Partner of the Year award in recognition of her efforts to thoroughly integrate partnerships into the successful management and operations of a public lands site. Scott was noted for consistently emphasizing the critical importance of park partners to the National Park Service mission, for elevating partnerships through both large-scale projects and daily operations, and for working with the Grand Teton National Park Foundation to develop a $13M public-private partnership project to renovate the Jenny Lake area to highlight the NPS' 2016 Centennial. Scott was also recognized for treating partners like one of the park's own operational divisions. Under Scott's leadership, partnerships in Grand Teton National Park reached a new level of excellence, according to the award citation.
Grand Teton Association (GTA), Grand Teton National Park's partner organization of 77 years, and Mary Gibson Scott, former park superintendent, received noteworthy awards at the recent Association of Partners for Public Lands (APPL) conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Several APPL awards honored the outstanding people, programs and products associated with public lands partnership organizations. These organizations assist public land management agencies and through their work, they enrich the experiences of millions of visitors who enjoy America's outdoors.
Grand Teton Association won several categories in the Media Awards, which represent the best publications and projects among all national parks and public land agencies across America. The awards earned include:
THEME RELATED ITEMS
PROGRAMS AND PROJECTS
MULTI - MEDIA OUTREACH
"Congratulations to all of our award recipients for the excellent work they do to communicate what is special about our nations' public lands," stated APPL. "Creative approaches, high quality content and attractive designs delivered an impressive array of products and programs that reflect the diversity of these exceptional places, as well as the variety of visitors who come from across America and around the world to experience them." APPL added, "We also commend the agency partners who provide the products and resources that enable and support the work of the nonprofit public land partner community. All of these efforts help to engage the public and enable visitors to better understand, appreciate and care for America's public lands."
Did You Know?
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.