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.
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Murie Ranch Introduction
An introduction to the Murie Ranch located in Grand Teton National Park, and the two families that changed conservation history.
Learn about the Muries' wilderness conservation legacy. The Murie Ranch became a basecamp for discussion and debate among conservation leaders striving to protect wilderness—a vital component of the American landscape.
Pioneering wildlife biologists, Olaus and Adolph Murie’s scientific work forever changed the field of ecology. Adolph’s groundbreaking work helped move science toward holistic management of ecosystems instead of the management of individual species.
Learn about how the Murie families inspired others. Through science, art and writing, the Muries captured and personified the spirit of wilderness. They inspired those who visited the Murie Ranch to become advocates for protecting wild places.