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Bison Migrate Through Jackson Golf Course

May 27, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Bison herds from Grand Teton National Park are giving golfers a thrill by using the Jackson Hole Golf and Tennis’s northern part of the course to migrate through. Assistant superintendent Jeff Jensen says three dozen moved through the course over a two day period. The Associated Press says the northern part of the golf course usually has migrating bison this time of year. Wyoming Game and Fish says if the bison get out of hand they will step in and help the bison get off the course

Grizzly Bear Research Trapping Begins in Grand Teton National Park

May 23, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Watch out for grizzly bears in Grand Teton National Park because the biologists with the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team are trapping the bears for scientific research starting next Tuesday and continuing through October 15. The Endangered Species Act requires the scientists to collect information and study the grizzly population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. Trained professionals will bait and trap bears at several sites throughout the park that are not close to high traffic trails, but they will still post warning signs in case anyone wanders too close.

Forest Campgrounds Open while Granite Hot Springs Remains Closed

May 20, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Memorial Day weekend is on the way and many Bridger-Teton National Forest campgrounds will be open in time for travelers, but Granite Hot Springs is not one of them. There is still three feet of snow and a lot of avalanche debris covering the area. Snake River Canyon, Gros Ventre drainage, Curtis Canyon, Hoback and several others are all open to visitors

Jackson Lake Dam Increases Water Releases

May 19, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Bureau of Reclamation managers came to Jackson to explain their tentative Jackson Lake Dam release plans after having more moisture this spring than they’re used to. Bureau managers say the flows will increase from 300 cubic feet per second next weekend and end just under 6,000 cubic feet per second at the end of June. Jackson Hole Daily says the Bureau is expecting 135 percent of the normal runoff this year.

Jenny Lake Trails Reopen After Reconstruction

May 16, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Jenny Lake trails are officially open again after workers closed them for reconstruction. Jackson Hole Daily says a helicopter hauled trail-building materials including 250 bags of rock weighing 2,000 pounds each. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says Jenny Lake is the most visited location in the park with up to 3,000 visitors a day in the summer

Teton, Yellowstone Require Separate Boat Permits

May 14, 2014 Grand Teton National Park, Greater Yellowstone Comments Off

Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks are now requiring separate permits for each park for boats without motors. The two parks have been honoring each other’s permits even though Yellowstone’s costs $10 a season and Grand Teton charges $20. Jackson Hole Daily says the parks are making the change to make sure boaters are being inspected for invasive water species

Some Jenny Lake Trails Closed This Week

May 13, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Most of Jenny Lake’s trails are closed until Friday because helicopters are hauling construction materials. Jackson Hole Daily says helicopter pilots are going to haul more than 250 bags of rock weighing around 2,000 pounds each before the week is over. Grand Teton Park officials say Hidden Falls, Inspiration Point, Cascade Canyon and Jenny Lake’s east and west boat docks are all blocked

Grand Teton National Park Plans Spring Pile Burning

May 12, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

Teton Interagency Fire personnel are burning about 200 debris piles in Colter Bay in Grand Teton National Park this month. Firefighters are controlling the fires in the safest conditions possible because of the rain, remaining snowpack and green vegetation. Area residents might see smoke rising the day of the fires

Snowboarder Dies After 1,500 Foot Fall on Teewinot Mountain

May 7, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

A backcountry snowboarder died after falling 1,500 feet on Teewinot Mountain in Grand Teton National Park Monday morning. 24-year-old Alaskan snowboarder Joseph Lohr climbed the 12,000 foot mountain and was headed downhill when the tragedy happened. Lohr died from his injuries at 4 p.m. just after park rangers arrived on scene

Grand Teton May Make More Money Off of Park Businesses

May 7, 2014 Grand Teton National Park Comments Off

The National Park Service might be pulling in plenty of extra cash from over 100 business owners in Grand Teton National Park starting in 2016. The Associated Press says the park is creating a new fee structure for commercial businesses like towing companies or bike tour operators. Currently there is only a $300 flat annual fee, but the new program is charging a new graduated fee based on gross receipts

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