Grand Teton National Park

National Park Service Looking For Operator of Grand Teton National Park's Climbers' Ranch

Wanted: Operator for historic lodge nestled in the scenic grandeur of Wyoming's Teton Range. Must assume $70,000 maintenance backlog. Annual revenues pegged at $72,228.

Revisiting the Organic Act: Can It Meet the Next Century’s Conservation Challenges?

Can the National Park Service Organic Act of 1916 continue to serve the National Park Service well in its second century? Professor Robert B. Keiter, the Wallace Stegner professor of law at the University of Utah, addresses that question in the following essay.

Grand Teton National Park Officials Say Fewer Animals Died in Vehicle Collisions Last Year

Efforts to educate motorists to watch carefully for wildlife on roads seem to be working in Grand Teton National Park, where officials cite a decrease in the number of animal deaths from vehicle collisions.

Grant Helps Grand Teton National Park Re-sod Historic Dude Ranch Cabins

Old ways of using sod roofing on log cabins hold up only so long, but Grand Teton National Park officials have received a grant to use new techniques to re-sod a number of historic cabins in the park.

Reader Participation Day: What Was Your Most Surprising Encounter On a National Park Trail?

Tell us about a particularly memorable thing, person, or situation you've come upon or met up with while using a national park trail or walkway.

Interesting National Park Stories That Appealed to Us

Not all stories have to have a hard edge to them to be considered nicely done. What follows are some stories from, or revolving around, the National Park System that we liked for what they had to say, or how they had to say it, or what we learned from them. We hope you enjoyed them, too.

Keep Friends Groups In Your National Park Thoughts

Don't overlook the good work of the various friends groups that strive to bring a little extra to the national parks scattered throughout the country.
Mark of the Grizzly: Revised And Updated With More Stories Of Recent Bear Attacks And The Hard Lessons Learned Bear attacks horrify us, and yet they also, in a morbid way, fascinate many. They're evidence that even in today's modern world tragic confrontations with nature do occur and, in the case of bears, demonstrate that man is not always the apex predator.

Vail Resorts, Long Synonymous With Skiing, Expanding Into National Park Concessions

Vail Resorts, which built its reputation on skiing, is expanding its reach into national park concessions with the acquisition of the concession at Flagg Ranch in the John D. Rockefeller Jr. Memorial Parkway.

Motorized, Non-Motorized Groups To Work On Economic Impact Study On Western Recreation

Proponents of motorized and non-motorized recreation on public lands in the West will collaborate on a study to measure their combined economic impact, the Western Governor's Association has announced.

Grand Teton National Park Opens Winter Season on December 15

The winter season arrives in Grand Teton National Park next Thursday, when the park will transition to winter hours and fees.

Humans, Comfort-Loving Animals That They Are, Are Changing Their National Park Habits With Climate Change

Humans are creatures of comfort, so perhaps it should not be a surprise that warming temperatures associated with climate change are altering the seasons slightly when it comes to visiting national parks, according to a study.

House Natural Resources Committee To Hold Hearing On Endangered Species Act

House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Doc Hastings, concerned that the Endangered Species Act is wasting more money on lawsuits than recovering species, has scheduled a full committee hearing on the act for next week.

Glacier National Park Not Taking Lead From Olympic National Park On Mountain Goats

While Olympic National Park is facing a multi-million-dollar lawsuit over the fatal goring of a hiker by a mountain goat and has implemented regulations designed to ward off future run-ins with the goats, at goat-rich Glacier National Park officials are not altering their regulations.

Why The Delay In Designating Official Wilderness In National Parks?

There is a false sense of security in the National Park System surrounding officially designated wilderness. And political actions, or, rather, inaction, demonstrates why there should be concern for the long-term fate of lands with wilderness qualities.

A Potpourri of Suggestions For Visiting The National Park System This Winter

Just because winter is on its way and the weather is turning gray and colder, that doesn't mean there aren't great places to enjoy in the National Park System. Here are some random suggestions.

Appellate Court Rules Yellowstone Area Grizzly Bears Should Remain On Endangered Species List

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, in finding that grizzly bears in the Yellowstone ecosystem should remain a threatened species, has ruled that federal wildlife biologists were wrong when they concluded the decline of whitebark pine trees was not detrimental to the bears' future.

NPCA Officials Lament Congress' Failure At Deficit Talks, Possible Impact On National Parks

Visit the national parks next summer, because who knows what shape they'll be in in 2013. That was the message Monday evening from National Parks Conservation Association officials in reaction to the failure by Congress' supercommittee to craft a deficit reduction plan.

Legislation Could Force Bicycles Off Roads In Some National Parks

Serious road cyclists do not often dally about when they're out for a ride, instead preferring to dance on the pedals at speeds of 20 mph and more. While they can easily do that on many National Park System roads, legislation pending in Congress could force them onto paved paths now enjoyed by walkers, folks with strollers, those in wheelchairs, and others not zooming along.

NPCA Report Paints Somber Portrait Of An Underfunded National Park Service

America is abundantly rich in the "natural assets" found within the National Park System, but inadequate funding by Congress is threatening the core health of that system, according to the National Parks Conservation Association.

Hunter, Thinking He Was In National Forest, Kills Bison Inside Grand Teton National Park

It was a good shot, and a good kill, but the Idaho man who thought he was hunting inside the Bridger-Teton National Forest actually was inside Grand Teton National Park when he killed the bison. And hunting bison in the national park is illegal.

Last Entrance-Fee-Free Weekend of The Year On Tap Across National Park System

The final "entrance-fee-free" weekend of the year is coming to the National Park System this weekend, giving you another excuse (if you need one) to get out and visit a park.

Winter Brings Increased Hazards for Wildlife and Humans on Park Roads

Winter, with its lack of crowds in most parks, can be a great season for a visit ... with a caveat. While the need to use caution on snowy and icy highways should be obvious, another potential hazard may not be on your mental radar during a winter drive: wildlife on the roadway.

Wyoming Congresswoman Proposes Funding Solution For Grand Teton National Park Inholding

In a move aimed at preventing development of roughly one-square-mile of land inside Grand Teton National Park's borders, Wyoming's lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives is pushing legislation to allow the Bureau of Land Management to sell more of its public lands.

As A Federal Agent, Carter Niemeyer Killed Wolves For A Living

Mary Roberson's painting Alpha, Alpha, Beta, Omega
Carter Niemeyer has had a hand in killing more American wolves in the Lower 48 states than any wildlife manager in modern history. In the following interview, he discusses his book, "Wolfer," and offers his thoughts on the current state of wolves and wolf management in the Rocky Mountains.

Some National Park-Related Groups That Deserve Your Donation

While there are still two months left to 2011, it's not too early to think about making a tax-deductible contribution to your favorite national park-related organization.

Traveler Housekeeping: Making It Easier To Follow Your Favorite Unit of the National Park System

It just got easier to follow your favorite unit of the National Park System on the Traveler.

Grand Teton National Park Officials ID Bear Victim, Investigation Ongoing

A Wyoming man who was attacked by a bear in Grand Teton National Park says when he first saw the bear it was only five or 10 yards from him. Timothy Hix added that he tried to ward off the bruin with bear spray, but couldn't get the canister from its holster in time, park officials said.

Chair Of House Subcommittee On National Parks Calls Parks, Other Federal Lands Unconstitutional

U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop, who chairs the House subcommittee that oversees national parks and other federal lands, says it is unconstitutional for the federal government to own those tracts.

Elk Hunter In Grand Teton National Park Injured By Bear

A Wyoming man hunting elk in Grand Teton National Park was attacked by a bear Sunday, but managed to call for help after the bear left the area.
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