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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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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After a busy winter keeping our roads cleared of snow, roads crews are now working to repair potholes before the summer. Thanks for all your hard work, and thanks for remembering to wear your (bright) green!

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It was wonderful having some special visitors in the park this week! We were joined by 24 college students from diverse backgrounds across the country who participated in the NPS Academy.

This is the seventh year for the academy, which gives participants the opportunity to learn about career opportunities in the National Park Service via workshops, field trips, and recreational activities....
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Be bear aware. Grand Teton along with Yellowstone had confirmed sightings of bears yesterday. When you venture out in the park for a ski, snowshoe, walk, or bike:
β€’ Carry bear spray
β€’ Stay in groups
β€’ Make noise
β€’ Stay 100 yards from bears and other predators
This weekend will be the last of the season for cross-country skiing on the Teton Park Road. On Monday, March 20, park road crews will begin the annual spring plowing of the Teton Park Road between Taggart Lake Trailhead and Signal Mountain Lodge. Visitors may continue to use other areas of the park for winter recreation such as cross-country skiing, skate skiing, and snowshoeing until snow...
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Bison have been frequenting the section of US Highway 89 between Snake River Overlook and Triangle X Ranch over the last day or two. They are using the paved road as their travel pathway as they move to find food. They can be especially difficult to see at night due to their dark coloration, and can weigh up to 2000 pounds. Please drive slowly and be alert on all park roads, but especially...
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Were you a part of our record-setting centennial year?

We welcomed a record number of people to the park last year, and the big numbers were part of a much larger nationwide trend. America's national parks saw 331 million recreational visits in 2016, setting an all-time attendance record for the National Park Service. Grand Teton was the ninth most visited national park.

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This week, over 100 first graders came to explore the park by snowshoe and learn from park rangers about how wildlife hibernates, migrates, or adapts in winter. They really dug into the exploration and we loved their enthusiasm for winter! How did YOU survive this winter... did you hibernate? migrate? adapt? #GrandTetonYouth #FindYourPark
Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center opens for the season on Monday at 10am. Our maintenance crew has been working hard to clear the snow to the front door for your visit. When can we expect you? #FindYourPark #mygrandteton
Park rangers and Teton County Sheriff's Department Search and Rescue members saved the life of a backcountry skier through resuscitation efforts on mountain peak in the park. Way to go rescue team!
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Search and Rescue Teams Save Life of Skier

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Still a great time to enjoy the snow! These students from a local school were out yesterday cross-country skiing near Moose. Where do you have fun in the snow? ❄ β›·β›Έ #FindYourPark
The rotary and plows are clearing the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center parking lot today. It opens for the season next Monday, March 6th, at 10am. #FindYourPark
Snow Desk live! Talk to our Rangers from a desk made of snow. Ask your questions in the comments. #SnowDesk2017
Snow Desk Livestream starts in a few minutes! Tune in and share your questions in the comments section below or using the snow desk hashtag! See you soon! #SnowDesk2017

Snow Desk - Surviving Winter in Grand Teton

The original snow desk program! Your students will laugh as they interact with park rangers and learn how snow affects the way everything survives in Grand T...

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Educators! Students! Snow Desk live starts in less than 24 hours. Follow this link to tune in tomorrow (Friday) at 11am MST to laugh and learn with park rangers as they teach you about how animals adapt to this place with over 4 ft of snow and temperatures that reach -30 F. We'll broadcast from our desk made of snow! This program is designed for grades K-3 but anyone is welcome to tune in. Use...
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Snow Desk - Surviving Winter in Grand Teton

The original snow desk program! Your students will laugh as they interact with park rangers and learn how snow affects the way everything survives in Grand T...

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Thanks Thanks Thanks to all the search and rescue participants that helped to find and rescue our missing skier earlier today.
Missing skier found and rescued earlier today! As our Superintendent David Vela says, " We are joyous on the outcome of this search and rescue operation, and that the skiers are safe and able to return to their family and friends.” He also expresses his pride in all the rescuers and the cooperation with Teton County Sheriff’s Office and Teton County Search and Rescue, and Jackson Hole...
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Missing Skier Found and Rescued

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Teachers! Snow Desk is in full swing! We've already connected with ~1000 students around the United States over the course of the past two weeks.

If you'd like to connect to Snow Desk, tune in to our livestream broadcast, this Friday, February 24th, at 11am MST using this link: [ Youtube.com Link ]

This week we're broadcasting the original snow desk program, "Surviving Winter" geared to K-3...
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