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 »
Area Closure in effect in the Elk Ranch area
A temporary area closure is in effect in the Elk Ranch Area to protect wildlife during the denning and young-rearing period. Follow the link for a map of the closed area. More »
NPS Academy 2011
In 2011, Grand Teton National Park in partnership with the Student Conservation Association, Teton Science Schools, Grand Teton National Park Foundation and the Grand Teton Association initiated a pilot program-called NPS Academy-for college students from diverse backgrounds across the United States. The goal was to introduce these students to career opportunities as natural and cultural resource professionals with the National Park Service (NPS) and other federal agencies. This program was inspired by a Department of the Interior initiative aimed at engaging America's youth in the great outdoors.
In 2012, the program will expand to include sessions at both Grand Teton and Great Smoky Mountains national parks. Grand Teton's NPS Academy will take place from March 5-9. Participants will learn about a variety of career opportunities through seminars, workshops, field trips and recreational activities. After successful completion of the March program, students will be placed into summer internships at a number of national parks throughout America: Acadia in Maine, Wrangell-St. Elias in Alaska, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, and both Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks in Wyoming.
For further information about the NPS Academy, contact Vanessa Torres at (307) 739-3657 or email her at e-mail us.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Grand Teton National Park was established in both 1929 and 1950? The original 1929 park protected the mountain peaks and the lakes near the base. The boundaries were later expanded in 1950 to include much of the adjacent valley floor.