Grand Teton National Park

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Agrees Whitebark Pines Need Help From Climate Change, But Will Have To Wait

Whitebark pine trees, a foundation species that grows high in the upper reaches of parks such as Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Glacier, Yosemite, and Kings Canyon, is in need of Endangered Species Act protection from climate change, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
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National Park Road Trip 2011: The Lodges of Grand Teton National Park, Part II

In part two of their look at lodging options in Grand Teton National Park, David and Kay Scott checked out Jackson Lake Lodge and Jenny Lake Lodge.

National Park Road Trip 2011: The Lodges of Grand Teton National Park, Part I

After a short stay in Yellowstone National Park, David and Kay Scott headed to Grand Teton National Park to check out some of the lodging options there as they continue to work on an update to their book The Complete Guide to the National Park Lodges.

Reader Participation Day: Do National Parks Provide Ample Wildlife Warnings to Visitors?

In the wake of last week's fatal grizzly bear attack in Yellowstone National Park, and last fall's fatal goring by a mountain goat of a hiker in Olympic National Park, are park officials doing enough to educate visitors on wildlife?

House Interior Appropriations Budget Carries Ill Winds for National Park System

A proposal concerning Fiscal Year 2012 funding for the Interior Department stands to do more than a little harm to the National Park Service's fiscal fitness, and also could theoretically degrade the watersheds that drain into the Colorado River as it runs through Grand Canyon National Park.

Will Obama Administration, Wyoming Governor, Find Common Ground on Dealing With Wolves?

The outcome of wolf meetings today between Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead will tell a lot about the environmental integrity of the Obama administration and the political moxie of the governor.

Artist Setting Out To "Paint the National Parks"

Following in the footsteps, and brushstrokes, of Frederick Church, Albert Bierstadt, and Thomas Moran, a New York-based painter plans to spend the next few months exploring the National Park System and "painting the national parks."

Website Launched To Help You Better Understand Grand Teton National Park

A crisp, highly informative website that guides you through the natural and cultural history of Grand Teton National Park has been launched with the help of the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

That Grand Teton National Park Ranger Is Juan Ibanez

Earlier this month we ran a story about an anonymous Grand Teton National Park ranger who seemingly went out of his way to assist a young father and his three sons during a fishing outing in the park. Well, we now know whom that ranger is.

Savor The Gifts That Are Grizzly Bear 399 & Clan in Grand Teton National Park

What’s the value of a grizzly bear? For far more people than not, few things in this age of avatars surpass the thrill of seeing a grizzly bear family in its native element. The story of Jackson Hole grizzly No. 399, who emerged from the den this year with her second troop of triplet cubs in half a decade, speaks to another kind of worth. It says something about us.
Permanent Vacation: Twenty Writers on Work and Life in Our National Parks Millions of people visit our national parks each year, and some never leave. See iconic landscapes through the eyes of bed makers, bridge builders, rangers, and wranglers. Rip through rapids, disappear inside canyons, and witness personal transformations from petrified forest to permafrost. Learn what it's like to ditch the mainstream and make a life in our nation's best idea.

Do You Know This Grand Teton National Park Ranger?

A simple encounter between a young ranger in Grand Teton National Park and three youngsters not only made for a great fishing experience, but just might have influenced one to a career with the National Park Service.

Backcountry Travelers in Grand Teton National Park Advised Of Avalanche Danger

While the bountiful winter is recharging both reservoirs and lakes in the Rockies and High Sierra, it also has lengthened the avalanche season for potential slides. In Grand Teton National Park the especially huge snowpack has officials warning backcountry travelers to be cognizant of avalanche conditions.

North Face Grant Helps Grand Teton National Park Foundation Help Kids, Families Explore Grand Teton National Park

A helpful donation from The North Face will help bring more kids and families to enjoy the wonders of Grand Teton National Park through two programs offered by the Grand Teton National Park Foundation.

Rounding Them Up and Heading Them Out at Grand Teton National Park

They'll be rounding them up and heading them out at Grand Teton National Park this Saturday, which means motorists might encounter both a stronger taste of the West and some short delays along U.S. 26/89/191, according to park officials.

Backcountry Skier Survives Tumbling 2,000-Foot Fall At Grand Teton National Park

A Jackson, Wyoming, man somehow managed to survive a tumbling 2,000-foot fall in Grand Teton National Park, where he and two partners planned to summit Teewinot Mountain and then ski down its east face.

Pick Your Park At National Parks Traveler

Looking for information to help you plan your national park vacation? Today the Traveler is rolling out the first in a series of "park profile" pages to help you with your homework.

Plan Crafted To Address Threats To Whitebark Pine Forests in Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

Threats posed by an imported disease and a tiny beetle to vital stands of whitebark pine trees near the roof of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem are to be addressed by a multi-tiered approach developed by the Greater Yellowstone Coordinating Committee.
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Traveler's Gear Box: Hummingbird Gear Cargo Carrier

Spend time playing in the water during your national park excursions? If you paddle in the parks or slither through slot canyons that might offer water hazards, the Hummingbird Gear Cargo Carrier is a pack you might want to consider.

Enjoy The National Parks This Summer...But Don't Overlook Your Safety

With the summer travel season officially here, millions of folks will be heading out into the National Park System in the coming months. If you're one of them, just remember to be mindful of your safety, and that of your family and friends.

Odds and Ends From Around the National Parks To Kickoff The Summer Travel Season

With spring still on its way to the Rockies and High Sierra, and summer well under way in some parts of the country, this seems a perfect time to honor all 2010 Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, consider ways to support national parks, and look at ways to enjoy the parks.

Grand Teton National Park Urging Motorists To Slow Down and Watch Out For Wildlife

It's getting to be that time of year again -- summer's coming, folks are heading out to national parks, and wildlife are losing their lives to collisions with vehicles.

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.
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