Grand Teton National Park

NPCA Leading Petition Drive To Protect Funding for National Parks

From time to time we get asked by readers what can they do to help the National Park Service out? Well, today you can sign a petition being circulated by the National Parks Conservation Association urging Congress to safeguard national park funding.

Study Points To Value Of Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem For Future of Wolverines

A four-year search for wolverines in Yellowstone National Park and the ecosystem neighboring the eastern half of the park detected surprisingly few of the carnivores, but concluded that the park has increasingly valuable habitat that could help the species avoid extinction in the contiguous United States.

Marking 'Endangered Species Day' In the National Park System

Across the National Park System there are successes to note in pulling species back from the brink of extinction. But there also are stories to lament.

Grand Teton National Park Offers Busy Summer Featuring Native American Artists

From bead work and flint knapping to flautists and painters, Grand Teton National Park is offering a busy summer schedule of Native American artists at the Colter Bay Vistior Center and Indian Arts Museum.

Lodging Discounts Available At Grand Teton National Park

If you're flexible and ready to travel, you can land some discounted lodging in Grand Teton National Park this spring and later in the fall.

Where Can You See Wildlife Right Now: Grand Teton National Park

Spring -- a time of renewal, of wildlife migrations, and of growth in animal populations -- is a great time to be in Grand Teton National Park if you want to see wildlife.

Grand Teton National Park

Schwabacher Landing, copyright QT Luong,

Swift, powerful strokes carry the osprey and its meal away from the river. Winging through the trees that line the Snake River, the raptor carries a fat, protein-rich fish -- a trout, maybe a sucker -- that its talons moments ago had plucked from the swirling river.

Discounted Campsites On the Way in June to Mark 'National Great Outdoors Month'

To help encourage folks to get out and enjoy National Great Outdoors Month in June, a wide array of campgrounds across the country, many close to national parks, are offering a 20 percent discount on camping fees.

A Warm Welcome to the Grand Teton National Park Foundation To Traveler's Sponsorship Ranks

We'd like to welcome the Grand Teton National Park Foundation, the non-profit that brings bear boxes to the national park, plans to help raise funds to create a proper setting in Grand Teton to display nearly 1,500 Native American artifacts, and links younger generations to the park, to the Traveler's sponsorship ranks.

"State of Birds" Report Points To Value of National Parks, Other Public Lands For Birds

The Interior Department's 2011 "State of the Birds" report focuses on the importance that national parks, and other public landscapes, provide for hundreds of bird species.

Searchers Find Bodies of Missing Backcountry Skiers at Grand Teton National Park

Rescuers on Sunday recovered the bodies of two missing backcountry skiers at Grand Teton National Park, digging through 13 feet of snow to reach them.

Clear Weather Saturday Improves Search Conditions For Missing Backcountry Skiers in Grand Teton National Park

A search for two missing backcountry skiers at Grand Teton National Park entered its sixth day Saturday with clear skies and calm winds, but the task remained daunting in light of 3 feet of snow that had fallen in the past week.

Deterioriating Weather Forces Suspension of Search For Missing Backcountry Skiers at Grand Teton National Park

Deterioriating weather conditions Thursday forced a halt to the search for two backcountry skiers in Grand Teton National Park.

Search Continues For Missing Backcountry Skiers in Grand Teton National Park

A search for two missing backcountry skiers at Grand Teton National Park moved into its third day Wednesday as crews got some better weather conditions than what they've had so far.

Avalanche Hazards Overshadow Search and Rescue Effort in Grand Teton National Park

An early spring snowstorm that accelerated the threat of avalanches was slowing search efforts in Grand Teton National Park's backcountry for two men who failed to return from a weekend trek as planned.

Just How Healthy Is National Park Food For You?

Hiking in a national park certainly is good for your health, but did you ever wonder whether that meal you purchased in the park was offsetting the benefits of that hike? In a bid to help you judge, the National Park Service is working to determine just how nutritious meals purchased in the parks are.
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Kicking Off National Park Week By Getting Dirty At Joshua Tree National Park

National Park Week arrived in Southern California with hot, dry, sunny weather, and a volunteer effort indicative of the good that can be done for national parks when the need is demonstrated.

National Parks' Closure Being Highlighted In Congressional Budget Impasse

National parks are being wielded to build opposition to the congressional budget impasse that could lead to the first shutdown of the federal government since 1995-96.

PEER Claims National Park Service Director's Order On Wilderness Management Is Off-Base

Is the National Park Service adding clarity, or confusion, about how it should be managing wilderness via revisions to its wilderness stewardship guidelines? Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility believes the agency is not only confusing matters, but lessening wilderness protections.
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Grand Teton National Park Will Be Backdrop For The National Park Service Academy

If you see more than a few college students in Grand Teton National Park next week, it's because they're attending the National Park Service Academy during their spring break.

Road Plowing At Grand Teton National Park Set To Begin March 14

If you've had that urge to do some cross-country skiing or snowshoeing along the Teton Park Road in Grand Teton National Park, time is running out this winter. Plowing of the road is scheduled to begin March 15.

Stay On Top Of Your Favorite National Park: Join A Friends Group or Foundation

What's a great way to stay on top of your favorite national park -- aside from reading the Traveler? Join its friends group, foundation, or natural history association.

Issue Of Climbing Fees At Denali National Park Raises Questions Of Fee Equity

Climbing at high elevations is a highly specialized sport, and the support network for those who aspire to summit Mount McKinley in Denali National Park is a million-dollar proposition. While park officials believe climbers should bear more of that cost, the climbing community is pushing back.
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Climbing Community Differs With National Park Service Over Fixed Anchors In Wilderness

If you've ever sat back in El Capitan Meadow in Yosemite National Park to watch climbers ascending that massive granite wall from which the meadow takes its name, odds are you never noticed the "hundreds" of fixed anchors climbers have over the years drilled into that monolith. And yet, they're there.
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Backcountry Skier Lucky in Avalanche in Grand Teton National Park, Sustains Relatively Minor Injuries

A backcountry skier in Grand Teton National Park survived an encounter with an avalanche with relatively minor injuries, although he ended up with a helicopter rescue.

Wyoming Legislature Agrees To Sell Land Inside Grand Teton National Park; Will Congress Pay For It?

Wyoming's Legislature has agreed to sell acreage the state owns inside Grand Teton National Park, but whether the Interior Department can come up with the cash remains to be seen as Congress tries to rein-in the federal deficit.

Reader Participation Day: Where in The National Parks Do You Head To Bird, and What Birds Do You Hope To See?

Birding is one of the many popular activities in the National Park System, and by carrying your binoculars and perhaps a field guide to help you identify what you see, you quickly can expand your "life list" during a park visit. If you're a birder, where in the system do you go, and what are you looking for?

Grand Teton National Park, The Land of Legends

Technology and art often are intertwined to bring a subject to life. For Mike Cavaroc, Grand Teton National Park was the subject, and time-lapse photography was his tool for bringing the park to life.

Will This Be Remembered As Our Preamble To Losing The Wolverine?

Are we willing to stand idly by while the wolverine heads down the path of the dodo, the carrier pigeon, and the Caspian tiger?
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