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Grand Teton National Park Foundation is a private, nonprofit organization that supports projects that protect and enhance Grand Teton National Park’s cultural, historic, and natural resources. 

By funding initiatives that go beyond what the National Park Service could accomplish on its own, Foundation donors improve the visitor experience and provide benefits to the national park system for decades to come.

 

 Inspiring Journeys: A Campaign for Jenny Lake 

This $17 million public-private collaboration between Grand Teton National Park and the Foundation is transforming Jenny Lake’s trails, bridges, key destinations, and visitor complex.  Our project is creating an inviting trail system and captivating visitor experience for the 21st century—one that educates, inspires, and addresses resource protection and accessibility at Grand Teton’s most-visited destination.

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Grand Teton National Park foot path/Ryan Sheets

Wildlife and Natural Resource Initiative

Grand Teton National Park is part of one of the largest intact temperate ecosystems in the world, requiring a robust and carefully targeted long-term conservation strategy. Foundation funding supports a variety of research projects and needs, including field staff, GPS tracking devices, and campaigns to promote safe visitor-wildlife interaction.

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Youth Engagement Initiative 

Foundation funding supports the future of our national parks through the hands of the next generation.  Our programs introduce Grand Teton to a young and diverse audience, offering education and employment to keep participants actively involved in the outdoors as they begin to make career decisions. Over 700 young people have participated in our youth programs to date.

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Cultural Resource Initiative

For more than 20 years, Grand Teton has utilized volunteer groups to aid in the preservation of historic buildings. These groups have completed critical work and are one of the park’s key resources for protecting these significant properties. A new pilot program, Grand Teton Hammer Corps, will establish a formal volunteer network.

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Bear Box Campaign

When the park’s 1,000 frontcountry campsites are full during the summer, it’s more important than ever for visitors to securely store food and other bear attractants. By funding bear-resistant food storage lockers throughout park campgrounds, hundreds of Foundation friends have helped protect Grand Teton bears and visitors.

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 GTNPF Video Series

Want a behind-the-scenes look at our work in Grand Teton National Park? Check out our video series highlighting the programs we support that enhance and protect this special place, and learn more about youth engagement initiatives, Inspiring Journeys, wildlife research and protection, and more.

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