Grand Teton National Park News
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Park restores native sagebrush habitat
May 26, 2023 | 10:07 am
Grand Teton National Park staff will continue habitat restoration projects in the park this summer as part of a multi-phase restoration effort to replace approximately 4,500 acres of non-native grass fields with native sagebrush habitat. A healthy sagebrush ecosystem in Grand Teton is vital for the diversity and abundance of native plants and wildlife species like elk, bison, moose, pronghorn, and sage grouse that rely on them.
Bears are active across the park
May 18, 2023 | 11:30 am
Spring is here and grizzly and black bears have emerged from their dens and are active inside Grand Teton National Park and across the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE). On May 16, grizzly bear #399 was spotted in the north part of the park, for the first time this year, with one “cub of the year.” According to Frank van Manen, team leader of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team, grizzly bear #399 is the oldest documented grizzly bear in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem to reproduce at the age of 27. Previous records were held by four grizzlies who gave birth at 25 years of age. Based on current data, there’s only a 9% probability that a female grizzly bear in the GYE would reach age 27. For grizzly bear #399 to have lived to 27 and given birth is exceptional.
Agencies reach agreement over Jackson Lake Dam
May 17, 2023 | 9:53 am
The State of Wyoming and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) have reached an agreement on water management operations for the Upper Snake River basin that will avoid impacts to fisheries below the Jackson Lake Dam in Grand Teton National Park.
Grand Teton National Park releases 2023 Annual Report
May 16, 2023 | 11:09 am
Grand Teton National Park’s 2023 Annual Report is now available. The report shares updates in each of the park’s strategic emphasis areas and highlights the amazing accomplishments of park staff, volunteers and partners who work diligently to support efforts of land, water and wildlife preservation in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Boaters and anglers reminded to drain, clean, and dry
May 15, 2023 | 1:30 pm
Local residents and visitors to Grand Teton National Park are reminded to do their part to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species (AIS) and have their watercraft inspected before launching on park waters. Boaters and anglers have a responsibility to drain, clean, and dry their vessel and fishing gear before use in the park.
Park hosts American Indian Guest Artist Program and Speaker Series at Colter Bay
May 9, 2023 | 11:37 am
Grand Teton National Park will host American Indian artists at Colter Bay this summer to share their traditional and contemporary art with park visitors. This annual summer program will run from May 23 through October 2 at the Colter Bay Visitor Center and is proudly supported by the Grand Teton Association.
Park hosts Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, May 6
May 1, 2023 | 9:31 am
Families and children of all ages are invited to participate in Grand Teton National Park’s Junior Ranger Day on Saturday, May 6. This year’s event Grand Migrations is themed around the great wildlife migrations that take place throughout Wyoming. The program includes information about deer, elk and pronghorn that spend their summers in Grand Teton and migrate to other locations throughout the state. Junior Ranger Day will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose and is free and open to the public.
Bighorn sheep wildlife closures extended this spring
April 28, 2023 | 9:08 am
Grand Teton National Park has extended two existing wildlife closures to protect bighorn sheep because of persistent winter conditions and deep snowpack at high elevations throughout the Teton Range. The existing park closures, near the summits of Static Peak, Mount Hunt and Prospectors Mountain, are extended through May 15, 2023. Recreational use in these areas is prohibited during this time.
Spring season kicks off with partial opening of Teton Park Road to recreational activities
April 6, 2023 | 12:17 pm
The Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge will partially open to activities such as walking, biking and skating beginning Friday, April 7 at 9 a.m. Visitors will be able to recreate on approximately four miles of the road heading north from the Taggart Lake parking lot to Jenny Lake junction. In the northern part of the park, visitors may also access approximately five miles of the Teton Park Road from Signal Mountain Lodge to the Scenic Drive junction.
Public invited to join rangers to observe strutting sage grouse
April 4, 2023 | 10:45 am
The public is invited to join park rangers on an early-morning tour to observe strutting sage grouse perform their annual mating dance near Mormon Row.