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   August eNewsletter Features
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Film Festival -- September brings an array of cultural, historical and environmental films to the park

Available for Download! -- New app features stories about Grand Teton, now available for free!  

Wildlife Whereabouts -- Updates on wildlife in the park from Senior Wildlife Biologist Steve Cain  

In the Spotlight -- trilipiderm by TriLipid Research Institute 

Here in September? -- Benefit from the advice of two expert Teton photographers        

Natalie Clark: New Works -- Exhibition at Diehl Gallery to benefit GTNPF 

Old Bill's Fun Run -- Remember to support GTNPF

Discover Grand Teton Online -- A dynamic website focused on Grand Teton   



at Grand Teton National Park

Modeled after the Telluride and Banff film festivals, Grand Teton's festival will feature films that focus on environmental issues, wildlife, parks and protected areas, and explore humankind's place in the natural world (including films on the American West and indigenous people).  
The festival will run September 13th - 15th at the
 Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center auditorium
This event is free, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis.
More details available soon through the Grand Teton National Park website.

Many thanks to the following event sponsors:

Summit Insurance Services is an insurance broker company,  not an agent of one insurance provider, meaning that their number one  concern  is the client, and they shop with you for the very best coverage to meet your needs. Summit strives to stay ahead of the industry standards by way of knowledge, service, and professionalism. 

Fighting Bear Antiques first opened in 1981 as a general line antique store, having developed over the years to include expansive collections of Native American beadwork, pottery and textiles, deceased Western and Wildlife art, and most notably, Thomas Molesworth furniture and Rustic furniture in general. Owner, Terry Winchell penned a book on Thomas Molesworth in 2004 and is the recognized authority on the subject. 

Build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to in
spire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis -- 
It's an ambitious and noble mission-Patagonia keeps producing exceptional outdoor products we can't live without.



This fall marks Skinny Skis' 35th Anniversary! The shop was opened in the fall of 1974 and continues to provide excellent service under current owners Jeff Crabtree and Phil Leeds. Although Nordic ski gear, clothing, and service remain at the root of Skinny Skis' success, the summer season features a selection of high quality gear and clothing for running, hiking, backpacking and climbing in the Tetons.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort continues to provide top-of-the-line services to Jackson's snow-loving athletes each year, and this winter will be no different.  As summer draws to a close, you can look forward to enjoying the results of extensive summer grooming, expanded snowmaking, three new grooming vehicles, an intermediate terrain park, enhancements to the Casper Lodge, and a new high-speed detachable chair lift.



In 2010, after 35 years of developing skincare solutions, the team at TriLipid Research Institute (TRI) chose the pristine setting of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, as the home for their innovative new company.  TRI researched rare ingredients and their properties to develop its unique formula for trilipiderm -- the harmony of science and nature that helps alleviate, heal, and prevent dry skin.


Explore the Tetons in a Whole New Way: TravelStorysGPS

We couldn't be more excited about the recent release of TravelStorysGPS, a free app that shares vivid and engaging stories about the history, geology, animals and activities in
Grand Teton National Park!

Created in partnership with Grand Teton National Park, Story Clark's Conservation Consulting, and the Jackson Hole Land Trust, this innovative app introduces--or reintroduces--travelers to the land they love and the organizations working to protect it.
 "Each stretch of highway, each parcel of land, has a unique story.  We hope that, using new mobile phone app technology, TravelStorysGPS app tours will bring these stories to life along the roads of Jackson Hole, and, close to my heart, share the stories of the generous, and often dramatic, acts of land conservation in our valley..."     
--Story Clark 


The launch of TravelsStorysGPS is being celebrated with a promotional offer -- "App for an App" -- a free appetizer with the purchase of a meal at participating restaurants.

At the north end of the route, in Moran, Jackson Lake Lodge's Mural Room restaurant defines Rocky Mountain cuisine, with panoramic views of the Teton Range. South of the route in Jackson, Cafe Genevieve offers home-cooked classics in an historic log-cabin setting.

Download the app and mention it to your server! 

For more information, visit our website here, or to
download the free app
, visit the App Store HERE.
The TravelStorysGPS team welcomes your feedback at feedback@travelstorysgps.com. 

Wildlife Whereabouts
Even though summer is clearly still upon us, many of the animals in Grand Teton are already beginning to prepare for the long winter ahead.


  • Most wolf pups are now
    Photo by Mike Cavaroc, Free Roaming Photography
    large enough to travel regularly with the adults in their packs.
  • Peregrine falcon, eagle, osprey, and hawk young of the year are honing their flight and hunting skills, still under the watchful eye of parents.
  • Black and grizzly bears are about to enter "hyperphagia," a term used to describe the intensely active foraging period prior to denning.
  • Pika are scrambling to store enough forage in their food caches (called "hay piles") to get them through the winter as they remain active under the snow.

  • Moose, elk, bison, deer, and bighorn sheep young are quickly becoming more independent but will still stay with their mothers for the next several months. 

  • Many marmots and Uinta ground squirrels have already begun the long winter hibernation underground.  

  • Nestling birds have all fledged, with the exception of some trumpeter swan cygnets that might be in the final phase of feather development prior to their first flight. 


Learn about the Foundation-funded Wildlife and Natural Resource Initiative and the crucial research of black and grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars it enables. 




A new line of Jackson-based skincare products is now hitting the shelves of retailers across town, giving lovers of Grand Teton cause for celebration in more ways than one.  TriLipid Research Institute (TRI) not only offers an incredible all natural Moisture Retention Crème, called trilipiderm®, to Teton explorers -- they've also taken a commendable approach to protecting those harsh mountain landscapes as the most recent corporate partner of Grand Teton National Park Foundation.
Described by its
creators as a "harmony of science and nature formulated to prevent dry skin," trilipiderm and the concept behind it seem to have been a match for the valley from the start. "Jackson Hole is like a scientific playground for analyzing and solving the problem of dry skin," says Frank Fanning, founder of the company and longtime friend of the Foundation. Clean, bright and refreshing -- much like the packaging by which it's showcased -- trilipiderm is based on a formulating philosophy that aims to identify real skin problems and solve those problems using unique and functional natural ingredients.


Fanning is quick to credit the scientific prowess of Alan Wohlman, Ph.D., research director at TRI, as having helped ensure that science and efficacy, above all else, dictated the development of trilipiderm as a moisturizer. But the power of natural ingredients is far from lost on the team at TRI. "Our work in the laboratory enhances the potential of already powerful natural ingredients. It's really about the synergy between the two," says Fanning, who has more than 40 years experience in the cosmetic industry.  


Such regard for the power of nature is part of what inspired the company's leaders to partner with GTNPF. As creators of an all-natural moisturizer, Fanning and his team recognize the importance of preserving the natural resources from which their product is derived. "We wanted to give back to our customers beyond just providing our product at a great value.   Our support of the Foundation's work in the park allows us to protect the most valuable elements of our customers' environment." In 2012, trilipiderm's gift to the Foundation will fund a variety of improvement and education projects in the park, strengthening our mission to ensure a solid future for Grand Teton's precious resources.


Thank you, trilipiderm, for your enthusiastic and dynamic support of the Foundation! 


Follow us on Twitter   Stay up-to-date on more of our partners' great contributions and involvements! 
Now you
can find and follow our corporate supporters in a central location on Twitter.    

Check out our new list of Foundation Supporters here


Join Foundation friends Edward Riddell and Jonathan Stewart amid scenes of stunning seasonal color change for a four-day photography workshop in Jackson Hole and the Tetons. For every person that mentions GTNPF at sign-up, Ed will donate $100 to the Foundation in support of our mission to protect and enhance Grand Teton's treasured resources.


Ed and Jon, both veteran photographers and instructors, have lived and photographed in Jackson Hole for more than 35 years.  They'll share their favorite shooting locations during each day of morning and evening field trips.  Many of these locations are seldom visited by the hundreds of photographers who visit Jackson Hole during fall color season. 


Emphasis is on hands-on learning during field outings.  Daily field trips and critiques along with group and individual instruction are guaranteed to make you a better photographer.


Only 4 remaining spots!  


Thursday, Sept. 27 through Sunday, Sept. 30 

Workshop fee:  $990 

16 student maximum 


All ability levels welcome!  

Click here for additional/sign up information. 


Upcoming Event! Opening Reception at Diehl Gallery











GTNPF resource council member Natalie Clark is a British-American classically-trained artist, whose most recent influences include time spent in diamond mines of South Africa and living part-time in the majestic Teton Mountains.  The scale of natural spaces and a fascination in the geometric simplicity of crystalline polyhedron forms have manifested themselves into an evolving body of work. These installations range from two to twenty cubic feet and can function in both interior and exterior spaces.         


Join us for Natalie's upcoming exhibition at  

Diehl Gallery.   A percentage of sales will support Grand Teton National Park Foundation.   


Thank you, Natalie, for your ongoing and innovative support for the Foundation!


Old Bill's: We're Ready to Race!

  On September 8th, over 3,000 people will come together for one of the biggest celebrations of community spirit in the country.  Since its inception, 14 years ago,  

Old Bill's Fun Run has raised nearly $75 million to support nonprofit organizations in  

Jackson Hole.  See you on the town square for the race!

Remember Grand Teton National Park Foundation at Old Bill's Fun Run and you'll support wildlife, youth programs, trail work and other projects. It's easy to give -- visit www.oldbills.org through September 14th, or make your gift in person on September 8th.



Discover Grand Teton's earthquake activity live feed    

We recently updated the earthquake activity feed to reflect earthquakes in Grand Teton in real time! Can you spot the two most recent quakes?    

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