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New Route Most Pilots Use at Jackson Airport

It sounds like a win-win for Jackson Hole pilots and residents. The Associated Press says 80 percent of planes landing at the Jackson Hole airport are using a new route. The new path keeps planes further away from the Tetons, Jackson Lake and the Snake River in Grand Teton National Park. Pilots like it because it shaves 14 miles and a few minutes off of their trips and park officials like it because they don’t hear as many low flying planes close to the park

Grizz 399 Makes Spring Reappearance

April 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Jackson Hole’s famous mama bear, Grizzly 399, was seen for the first time this spring followed by two cubs in Grand Teton National Park. Wildlife photographer Roger Hayden and about 20 other people gathered to watch the 18-year-old female grizzly. Jackson Hole News and Guide says she usually hangs out at Oxbow Bend, Willow Flats and around Jackson Lake Lodge.

Murie Center Hires New Director

April 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park’s Murie Center board is hiring career environmentalist Paul Hansen as its new executive director. Hansen has been living in Jackson for seven years and has a background in environmental protection, wildlife science and conservation management. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Hansen is taking the reins of his new job May 5.

Study Finds Mercury in NW Wyoming Trout

April 25, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

A new study that pinpoints mercury concentration in fish is finding a wide variation between the mercury level in cutthroat trout in Grand Teton compared to Yellowstone Park trout. Jackson Hole News and Guide says Yellowstone cutthroat had an average of 101 nanograms of mercury per gram of weight while Grand Teton cutthroat had 33 nanograms. All fish measured in the study tested below the Environmental Protection Agency’s safe consumption level of 300 nanograms.

Grand Teton National Park Roads Open

April 22, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Several roads are opening up to recreationists in Grand Teton National Park. Teton Park and Moose-Wilson roads are opening May 1. Grassy Lake Road and Signal Mountain Summit are opening June 1. All roads will be fully accessible as soon as this winter’s snow melts naturally

National Park Week Free To Visitors

April 15, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

National Park Week starts this weekend and visitors can get in free Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th. The Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center in Moose is having free events for kids letting them earn a Junior Ranger badge if they participate in at least three activities. The park is wrapping up the week with the National Junior Ranger Day celebration Saturday April 26.

Teton Park Road Open for Spring Season Activities

April 9, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Jackson Hole, Teton County Comments Off

Grand Teton National Park road crews completed their annual spring plowing recently. They cleared a 15-mile stretch of Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake parking area and Signal Mountain Lodge. Teton Park Road is now melted down to pavement and is open for playing on anything without a motor. Road Crews are still clearing Jenny Lake scenic loop and other areas

Bears Out of Hibernation in Grand Teton National Park

April 8, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Bears are out of hibernation in Grand Teton National Park and Park staff are receiving reports of bears seen near Blacktail Butte. 50 percent of adult male bears are out of their winter dens by mid-March and females with yearlings come out shortly after. Locals and visitors should be careful because bears are looking for food and will aggressively defend themselves from threats

GTNP Hike Gains National Acclaim

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  A popular hiking blog-site online has named Grand Teton National Park one of the ten best hiking destination in the country.  The publication explains that team members had a chance to nominate the locations they thought were the best, and through those they had … Continue Reading

Moose Count Breeds Optimism

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(JACKSON, Wyo)  A recent count of moose in the Jackson Hole area has biologists here cautiously optimistic about an apparent recovery taking place in the population.  Volunteers had joined biologists from Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park, Bridger-Teton National Forest and the National Elk Refuge late last month to count moose in the region in an effort … Continue Reading

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