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.
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.
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 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.
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 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
(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
(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
(MOOSE, Wyo) Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks continue to be listed among the ten most popular national parks in the country. Great Smokey Mountains National Park was the most popular with over nine-million visitors, but Yellowstone came in fourth place with nearly 3.2-million visitors – just behind Yosemite in California. Grand Teton National Park was … Continue Reading
(MOOSE, Wyo) The skier who was injured Sunday in an avalanche in Grand Teton National Park’s Granite Canyon has been identified now. 43 year-old Greg Epstein from Wilson was skiing with two companions at the time and was preparing to descend one of the Air Force chutes when the avalanche triggered. Park officials say Epstein was … Continue Reading
Mild With Increasing Winds Today, Colder And More Unsettled This Weekend - November 21, 2014 High pressure will slowly slide east today, which will cause winds to increase and become strong by this afternoon and evening. Expect wind gusts between 35 and 50 mph throughout central and southeastern Wyoming. Otherwise, we will see sunny to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures. Daytime […]
Shouldn’t my dogs be KEEPING their hair now? - November 21, 2014 I don’t understand why it’s happening now, when the temperatures are dropping well below zero, but my golden retriever’s blowing her coat. In a big way. And it’s not just her. Our collie’s doing the same thing, and to a much bigger degree. At least the golden has some abilities that allow me to overlook […]
Cool And Still Breezy At Times - November 20, 2014 High pressure will be the main weather feature across much of the state today. Expect partly to mostly sunny skies, mainly dry weather conditions, and near or slightly above normal temperatures. Winds, however, could still be breezy to gusty at times. Expect gusting between 35 and 50 mph across central and southeastern Wyoming this morning […]
Don’t commercialize hunting - November 20, 2014 The state of New Jersey is dealing with a huge whitetail deer overpopulation problem. To get more people to get out and hunt those deer, and hopefully bring the population down to a more manageable level, the state is toying with the idea of allowing the commercial sale of meat from wild deer. It’s a […]