Natural Resource Monitoring at Grand Teton National Park and John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway

View of snow-capped Teton Range with Jackson Lake and forest in foreground
View of Teton Range with Jackson Lake in foreground

NPS Photo

In northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park and the John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway together comprise 333,700 acres of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Elevations range from 6,400 feet on the sagebrush-dominated valley floor to 13,770 feet on the windswept granite summit of the Grand Teton.

Geologists regard the Teton Range as one of Earth’s most impressive fault-block mountains. The Tetons are the youngest members of the Rocky Mountain chain, yet contain some of its oldest rocks. Some date back about 2.8 million years.

The parkway is named for late conservationist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller, Jr., who made significant contributions to several national parks, including Grand Teton, Acadia, Great Smoky Mountains, and Virgin Islands. The parkway connects and contains features of both Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks. Atop hills and ridges in the parkway, rocks born of volcanic flows from Yellowstone form outcrops and line the Snake River below. At the southern end of the parkway, gently rolling slopes ramp up to the Teton Range.

We work with park staff to monitor other resources as well, like sagebrush-steppe ecosystems. Many additional research studies and resource management activities take place in the park. To learn more please visit

Grand Teton National Park home page
Grand Teton National Park Nature & Science page


Want to know more about the park's plants and animals? Download a species list.

Publications

Monitoring Reports

Amphibians & Wetlands

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2657. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Climate

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Landbirds

Source: Data Store Collection 4048. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Land Use

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Upland Vegetation

Source: Data Store Collection 4057. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Water Resources

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2660. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Whitebark Pine

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2661. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Inventory Reports

Inventory Reports

Source: Data Store Collection 4039. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Quick Reads

Resource Briefs

Source: Data Store Saved Search 2637. To search for additional information, visit the Data Store.

Last updated: April 3, 2018