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October Park Stats Confirm Signficant Visitation Drops

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The National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office has released the visitor count from October for Grand Teton National Park; and as expected, the federal shut-down for the first half of the month severely impacted the visitation to Jackson Hole’s chief attraction.  According to the report, … Continue Reading

Report May Open Door To Grizzly Delisting

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A report presented to the Yellowstone Ecosystem Subcommittee of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee yesterday may contain the information needed to at last have the bear removed from the list of threatened species.  Spokesman Gregg Losinski says the synthesis report, … Continue Reading

Veterans Enter Parks Free

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It may be difficult to access much of Grand Teton National Park due to seasonal closures of roads and facilities, but what is open may be accessed free Friday for members of the US Armed Forces who currently serve or have served the nation during either war or peace.  According to Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs, … Continue Reading

Bear Spray Training Placed Online

Use your bear spray instead of a firearm to ward off bears.

The Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee and the Wildlife Management Institute have teamed up with renowned hunting journalist Craig Boddington to produce a one-minute demonstration video and 30-second public service announcement to promote the use of bear spray by hunters.  The demonstration video is posted on the IGBC website and on outdoor-oriented Facebook pages and websites that have hundreds of thousands of fans. Meanwhile, the PSA will be seen on The Outdoor Channel, The Sportsman Channel, and WILD TV.

Park Roads Close

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The summer season is officially over in Yellowstone National Park with the closure of all but a few roads.  Roads from the South, East, and West Entrances closed Monday morning with most of the interior roads being closed as well.  Only the North and the Northeast entrances … Continue Reading

North Jackson Bike Path Closed

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The biking season north of Jackson is over.  The North Pathway between the Town of Jackson and Moose is closed each year between November first and April 30th under the agreement with the National Elk Refuge in order to reduce potential impacts to migrating elk and other wildlife who also use that corridor … Continue Reading

Jewell Calls for Balance In Land Management

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Interior Secretary Sally Jewell spoke to the National Press Club last week about public lands issues; focusing on the importance of funding for the agency to maintain stewardship of the lands it manages. Jewell also lamented the money – and access – that was lost on public lands because of the government shutdown.  Jewell says balanced management between multiple use and recreation needs to be important in that management.  She spoke of … Continue Reading

Moose Wilson Corridor Studied

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Representatives of the regional Transportation Advisory Committee involving Wyoming Department of Transportation, Teton County, the Town of Jackson and Grand Teton National Park yesterday discussed ways to solicit more public input into a project involving the Moose-Wilson corridor.  Park Management Assistant Gary Pollock explains the plan needs to be … Continue Reading

Heavy Traffic Predicted at Jackson Hole Airport

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Jackson Hole Airport is anticipating its busiest winter season ever having 11 non-stop flights to and from the valley this winter season. Due to the popularity of the area, Airport Manager Ray Bishop says the airport will be extremely busy and the lobby will fill up fast. Complicating matters in front of the airport this winter, he says, is … Continue Reading

September GTNP Statistics Show Strong Visitation

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The National Park Service Visitor Use Statistics Office has released the attendance figures for September in Grand Teton National Park.  The report shows a 3.7% increase in recreational visits for the month, just slightly fewer than the record September attendance in 2010.  Combined with those … Continue Reading

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