Another month has been tacked onto the public comment period for Grand Teton National Park's Moose-Wilson Corridor Draft Comprehensive Management Plan and Environmental Impact Statement, a plan so controversial enough to prompt Wyoming's governor to summon the park superintendent to Cheyenne for a closed-door meeting.
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In a rebuttal to National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis' contention that packrafting shouldn't be allowed to more waters than presently allowed in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks, the American Packrafting Association is challenging his arguments in a letter of its own to U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop.apa-jarvis.pdf
The Colorado and Green rivers. Jackson Lake beneath the Tetons. These bodies of water offer some of the best paddling experiences, in some of the greatest settings in the National Park System, and you can experience them in 2016 with your fellow park travelers during a trip with National Parks Traveler. What better way to mark the centennial of the National Park Service?
Wyoming Governor Matt Mead has summoned Grand Teton National Park Superintendent David Vela to Cheyenne for a closed-door meeting about the park's preferred plan for managing traffic along the Moose-Wilson Road, a scenic byway popular with wildlife lovers.
Legislation aimed at opening streams and rivers in Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks to packrafters would undermine the authority of the National Park Service to manage these parks and "set a very poor precedent," says National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis.yell_grte_paddling_act_ltr_11-13-15.pdf
Judging from the reaction to photos of Grand Teton National Park posted on Traveler's Facebook page, the park that embraces the flanks of the Tetons in western Wyoming is one of the most popular in the country. And working every day to see that the park doesn't disappoint visitors is the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.
Population tallies of grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are far from being reliable and could be off by as much as 40 percent, according to a wildlife advocacy group in Wyoming.request_for_definitive_gye_grizzly_population_survey.pdf
As the National Park Service approaches its 100th birthday celebration, you can mark the anniversary by looking into the past of the national park movement via original Works Progress Administration posters and more recently made replicas.
Claims by the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team that the grizzly bear population in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is growing and genetically diverse are off-base, according to a wildlife biologist who long has studied the population and spent 17 years doing research for the team.
Bears, both black and grizzlies, moose, wolves and humans don't always mix well, and with that in mind Grand Teton National Park officials are proposing a management plan for the Moose-Wilson Road corridor that if approved would restrict traffic along the scenic corridor.