What's Behind the Flat Hat?

As a part of last week’s celebration of National Park Week, Grand Teton National Park education rangers launched a new distance learning program titled “Behind the Flat Hat: Ranger Careers.” The interactive program designed for students in seventh and eighth grade, and adaptable for other ages, was highly successful during its first week and the program will...
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Whats Behind the Flat Hat As a part of last weeks celebration
Matthew Hausenfluke
Historical surprise! While inventorying the library collection we came across a signed William Henry Jackson book donated to the park in 1929. It has now been placed in our rare book collection.
Historical surprise While inventorying the library collection we came across a signed
Diane Rich
Tonya Olsen
Stephen Morriss
Spring moment from Grand Teton. What does your spring look like?

NPS Video from this morning, with about 8 fresh inches in Moose.
Tracy Root
Andrew Nelson
Susan Donnelly Dettloff
Have you ever wondered how to keep moisture out of a log cabin? Do you have historic wooden windows and doors that could use some attention? Then we have the training for you!

The 2017 Western Center for Historic Preservation training catalog is out. Learn the ins and outs of historic preservation from first-rate instructors at the inspirational White Grass Dude Ranch. Workshops are 3-5 days...
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Have you ever wondered how to keep moisture out of a log
Andy Novak
Kelly Jo Jackson
Looking for something to do this weekend? Visit a national park!

In celebration of National Park Week, April 22 and 23 are fee free days. This means Grand Teton, along with the 116 other fee-collecting national park units, will waive its fee this weekend. Take advantage of the opportunity to visit a park near you. If that park is Grand Teton, chances are good we'll see you enjoying another...
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Looking for something to do this weekend Visit a national park
Marco Meier
Douglas Dunn
Jenna Laquerre
A new report concludes that visitors to Grand Teton National Park in 2016 spent an estimated $597 million in local gateway communities. The ripple effects of that spending had a cumulative benefit to the local economy of over $779 million and supported 9,365 jobs in nearby communities. The overall economic impacts of visitor spending during the National Park Service Centennial year increased...
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A new report concludes that visitors to Grand Teton National Park in
Helen Doyle Miller
Josh Woytko
Douglas Cook
Families and children of all ages are invited to join Grand Teton National Park rangers and naturalists Saturday, April 29 to participate in Junior Ranger Day. This year’s event, titled “To the Tetons…and Beyond,” is themed around astronomy, dark skies, and the total solar eclipse the park will experience this summer. Junior Ranger Day will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Craig...
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Families and children of all ages are invited to join Grand Teton
Mark Wuebben
Kelly Patois Ju-Ju Dewsnup
Jessica Dean Bonilla
The Western Center for Historic Preservation, a National Park Service program located in Grand Teton, has released its 2017 training course catalog. All of these training workshops are open to the public and are provided at no charge to participants. Eight of the courses take place at the historic White Grass Dude Ranch in the park. To review the course catalog and register, visit: [...
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The Western Center for Historic Preservation a National Park Service program located
Chuck Cascioppo
Ursula Jaro
Julie Adams Randolph
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Murray Bolesta
John Steel
Nancy Grace
From snow to sleet to blue skies. A spring day in the Tetons.

NPS Timelapse from Moose today.
Swope Michael
Pam Narvaiz
Kara Millot-Saurenman
"Hey Bear!" Bears are active. Be bear aware while you're out in the park.
- Stay 100 yds away from bears and wolves.
- Don't approach a bear or other wildlife.
- Make noise.
- Hike in groups of 3 or more.
- Carry bear spray.

Photo provided by S. Hegg
"Hey Bear" Bears are active Be bear aware while you're out in the park
Sam Venhuizen
Elaine Porter Arnold
Jeremy Huntley
Grand Teton National Park rangers, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski patrol, and the Teton County Search and Rescue helicopter coordinated a rescue effort for Alex Thompson, 26, of Jackson, Wyoming on Sunday, April 9 after he was caught in a soft slab avalanche in Granite Canyon.

Thompson was snowboarding in the park’s backcountry with three companions after exiting an open backcountry access...
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Grand Teton National Park rangers Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski patrol and
Charlene Kiley
Mary Bonfiglio
Bob Glover
A true sign of spring has arrived in the park! These sagebrush buttercups have emerged in the Moose area. Buttercups are usually the first wildflower of the year and can be found just after the snow melts in the sagebrush flats. It's a tiny yellow flow that you can easily miss if you don't look carefully.

Photo: NPS/A. White
A true sign of spring has arrived in the park These sagebrush
John Putnam
Pam Lane
Sara Vogt
The frozen surface of Jenny Lake as seen on Saturday. Grand Teton's valley lakes such as Jackson and Jenny typically melt in late April or early May. Now is the time of year to be cautious before heading out on the ice!

Photo: NPS/A. White
The frozen surface of Jenny Lake as seen on Saturday Grand Tetons
Chris McLennan
Arthur Herman
Tracy Harris
Fire Friday!

Our first responders are constantly honing their skills so they are ready for emergencies whenever and however they arise. Last week, our fire fighters had the opportunity to practice extinguishing a car fire. This realistic type of exercise, called a "live fire training," is important so firefighters learn and maintain proper techniques for fighting fire and staying safe while...
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Fire Friday Our first responders are constantly honing their skills so they
Rick Koyer
Andrew McKenzie
David Maroney
Is that an orange snow monster eating all the snow?

Last week our roads crew cleared layers of packed snow and ice from the Teton Park Road and Moose-Wilson Road. This slow motion video shows how our 1975 Idaho Norland rotary plow chews through the tough snow and throws it 25 to 50 feet to the side.

Video: NPS/A. Roberts
Murray Bolesta
Rebekah Sathern
Geriandbill DiRocco
The National Park Service is seeking proposals to provide boat shuttle service, scenic interpretive boat tours, and non-motorized boat rentals at Jenny Lake in Grand Teton National Park. A prospectus, which explains the business opportunity and the terms and conditions under which the National Park Service will award the concession contract for these services, is available at [...
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The National Park Service is seeking proposals to provide boat shuttle service
Mandy Carrell
Erin Woodington
Gary Beemer
A true sign that spring is on its way to the Tetons!

The Teton Park Road between the Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge has been cleared of snow and is now open to non-motorized recreational uses such as walking, bicycling, and rollerblading.

Recreationists should be alert for park vehicles that periodically travel this roadway for administrative purposes as spring opening...
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A true sign that spring is on its way to the Tetons
Stephanie Anderson
Yoko Ono
Keith Butler
A heavy snow load appears to have caused the collapse of the front porch roof on the Laurance S. Rockefeller Preserve Center in Grand Teton National Park. The collapsed roof was discovered mid-morning Thursday, March 23, 2017. The seasonally-used building is closed each winter from late September through late May and was unoccupied at the time of the porch roof collapse. The main building...
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A heavy snow load appears to have caused the collapse of the
Frankie Rogers
Jerry Provost
Jeremy Mcginty
Our road crews began clearing the Teton Park Road today. Warm temperatures and rain over the past couple weeks have melted the snowpack considerably. Even so, keeping the rotary plow on track is no easy task, that’s why we take it slow.

Once the crews have finished removing the wet and heavy snow, the road will open to pedestrians, bicycles, and other non-motorized vehicles. The road opens to...
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Barbara Macha
Colin Bucko
Joel Larson