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 effect for trails in the Jenny Lake Area
A temporary area closure will be in effect for several trails in the Jenny Lake area due to construction activities involving helicopter-assisted transport of heavy material. The closure will last from October 27 through October 30, and possibly longer. More »
Multi-use Pathway Closures
Intermittent closures of the park Multi-use Pathway System will occur through mid-October during asphalt sealing and safety improvement work. Pathway sections will reopen as work is completed. Follow the link for a map and more information. More »
Moose-Wilson Road Status
The Moose-Wilson Road between the Death Canyon Road and the Murie Center Road is currently open to all traffic. The road may re-close at any time due to wildlife activity. For current road conditions call 307-739-3682. More »
Dan Ng photo
Grand Teton National Park invites you to join Park Ranger Andrew Langford on a bird-watching caravan on Saturday, May 10, 2014 to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD). During his event we will visit areas throughout Grand Teton that provide the best opportunities to locate, identify and record birds.
Anyone interested in birds is welcome to participate. The bird-watching excursion begins at 8 a.m from the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose and finishes by 4 p.m at Christian Pond by Jackson Lake Lodge.
The activity is free and reservations are not required. Throughout the day, participants will take short walks at various locations. Participants may join the caravan anytime during the day, a schedule of the times and locations visited is available from the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose.
Those attending should wear comfortable shoes and bring a lunch, drinking water, warm clothing and rain gear. Bird field guides, binoculars and spotting scopes are also recommended items.
"The Benefits of Birds to Humans and Nature" serves as the theme for the 2014 IMBD observance. This year's theme focuses on the many ways in which birds matter to the earth, to ecosystems, and of course, to us. As always, the annual conservation theme is relevant to host organizations and participants throughout the world. Participation in Grand Teton's IMBD tour offers a chance to learn about the importance of birds and their unique contribution to the health and beauty of the natural areas around the world.
Observed each year in May to celebrate and support avian conservation, IMBD serves as the hallmark outreach event for Partners in Flight - an international conservation program whose goal is to reverse declining populations of migratory birds by bringing attention to factors that contribute to worldwide declines.
For more information about International Migratory Bird Day and the North American Migration Count, please call the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 307.739.3399.
Participants of the IMBD activity are reminded that park entrance stations are open, therefore a park pass is required for travel through these fee stations.
Did You Know?
Did you know that Jenny and Leigh Lakes are named for the fur trapper “Beaver” Dick Leigh and his wife Jenny (not pictured)? Beaver Dick and Jenny assisted the Hayden party that explored the region in 1872. This couple impressed the explorers to the extent that they named the lakes in their honor.