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   September eNewsletter Features
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Event Re-cap -- September film festival held crowds in captivation at the visitor center in Moose

Recreate Safely this Fall -- Take note of fire regulations in the park 

Color Change in Grand Teton -- View fall colors via stunning cinematography  

Download TravelStorysGPS! -- Cruise the Teton Park Road with a FREE new informative  app

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

In the Spotlight -- The Hole Report 

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



Year Two Receives Rave Reviews

Earlier this month, festival-goers gathered at the Craig Thomas Discovery & Visitor Center Auditorium for three days of films featuring environmental issues, wildlife, and public lands.

Many thanks to the following sponsors for making this event possible:      





Fire Restrictions: Stay Informed 


Fire restrictions are in effect in Grand Teton National Park due to very dry conditions and unseasonably warm weather. Help us prevent future fires by informing yourself on the current fire restrictions here.  



Seasonal Change Worth Watching 


Color change is at its peak this week in Grand Teton, but for year-round enjoyment of seasonal transitions in the park, we've got a great video!


Color Change in Grand Teton: Episode 3 of the From Valley to Peak series
Created by Jackson-based videographers New Thought Media on behalf of Grand Teton National Park Foundation and Grand Teton Association, Color Change in Grand Teton is one of four videos in a new series. View the others here!


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.
The launch of TravelsStorysGPS is being celebrated by local restaurants with a promotional offer! "App for an App" offers app users a free appetizer with the purchase of a meal at Café Genevieve and Jackson Lake Lodge's Mural Room

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

Wildlife Whereabouts


Fall is here! The morning air is crisp, there is frost on the ground, the leaves are vibrantly changing, and animals are preparing for the long winter ahead.     
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  • Black and grizzly bears are in "hyperphagia," a term used to describe the intensely active foraging period prior to denning.
  • Elk and moose are now in their rutting period.
  • The bison rut has ended.
  • Wolf packs are traveling in groups, which include pups that were born this year.
  • Songbirds are migrating south.
  • Pika are still 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.

  • The effects of drought and poor forage production on wildlife this year will be more pronounced as the season moves toward winter.
  • Some ungulates (hoofed mammals) are starting to put on their winter coats.

  • Some osprey have begun their long migration south.

  • Beavers have built lodges and are intensively building food caches that will sustain them under the ice during winter.

  • Carnivores and scavengers are seeking out gut piles left from hunter remains in national forest open-hunt areas.   

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





Real estate buyers, sellers, and Foundation friends alike can now connect over the same great source for au courant reporting on the Valley's housing market.  Thanks to our recently formed partnership with The Hole Report -- a local publication that provides reporting on area real estate trends -- the work of GTNPF was featured in a profile as part of the 2012 mid-year issue.      



Compiled and distributed by father-daughter team David Viehman and Devon Viehman-Wheeldon, The Hole Report has been providing accurate, dependable reports on Teton County's real estate market since 1997.  "There was a widespread need to better understand our local market," says Viehman of his motivation for the report's creation.  "We initially used the newsletter to keep our own clients better informed and eventually expanded distribution to include everyone that owns property, lives, or rents in Jackson Hole."


Fifteen years later, the report continues to be a valuable community resource, and now serves a dual purpose by helping spread the word about the Foundation's work in addition to offering timely, informative reporting.  The Hole Report also provides financial support for youth programming, wildlife research, and special projects in the park through annual gifts to the Foundation.  Framing a partnership that makes sense from more angles than one, Viehman cites a remarkable number of clients who identify Grand Teton National Park and surrounding public lands as the central reason behind their decision to buy property in the Valley. "We hope to lead by example in contributing to the Foundation," explains Viehman, "and to inform locals about ways they can help preserve the amazing area in which we live and recreate." 


As long-time residents of the valley, David and Devon continue to treasure their experiences fishing, rafting, and camping in Grand Teton each year.  Devon and David are both associate brokers and part-owners at Jackson Hole Real Estate Associates.  David will join the Foundation's board of directors this fall.  Look for GTNPF's profile alongside David and Devon's sharp reporting in the most recent issue of The Hole Report and in future online editions.    


Many thanks to the team at The Hole Report for their ongoing support!


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can find and follow our corporate supporters in a central location on Twitter.    

Check out our new list of Foundation Supporters here

View the Teton Spires in Real Time

Longing for Teton views from somewhere far away?  Take advantage of the webcams on Discover Grand Teton, a Foundation-funded website that provides park-related resources for the entire family!



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