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April eNewsletter Features
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Wildlife Whereabouts -- Spring updates on wildlife in Grand Teton from senior biologist Steve Cain
Love Photography? -- Register for this fall's workshop--and mention us at sign up!
Need an excuse to get outside?-- Celebrate National Parks Week all month long! 
In the Spotlight -- J. Singleton Financial
Grand Teton Trivia --Tidbits of interest about our favorite national park
Discover Grand Teton Online -- A dynamic website focused on Grand Teton  

  • Moose and other ungulates are experiencing the toughest time of the year as they emerge from winter with low reserves.  If warm weather and early snow melt continue, an early spring will help many animals get a jump on replenishing these critical energy reserves.
  • Since gestation lengths in mammals are fairly consistent, calving seasons will be similar to previous years, regardless of weather.  The first bison calves of the year are being born in April, with moose and elk to follow in May!
    Photo taken by Meg Humphrey on April 14, 2013 (thought to be Grizzly 610 and cubs)
  • Early melting snow has resulted in an early northern migration of elk from the National Elk Refuge into Grand Teton. 
  • Wolves are out and about, localizing around den sites and preparing to give birth to cubs in late April.
  • Bald eagles, ravens, great-horned owls, and other early-season nesting birds are incubating eggs.
  • Birds that migrate out of Jackson Hole in the fall are returning in increasing numbers (the osprey, blue birds, meadowlarks and others are back!).
  • Bears are showing up in increasing numbers and are looking for the winter-killed carcasses, left over berries, and pine seeds on which they feed during the spring months.
Learn about the Foundation-funded Wildlife and Natural Resource Initiative and the crucial research of black and grizzly bears, wolves, and cougars it enables. 


Hone your photography skills in  
Yellowstone National Park 

This fall: benefit from the instruction of two of the area's most notable photographers--and help support our work in Grand Teton! 

Join Foundation friends Ed Riddell and Jonothan Stuart in the midst of exquisite fall colors for a four-day photography workshop in Yellowstone National Park.  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 resources. 


Ed and Jon, both veteran photographers, have photographed in the greater Yellowstone area for over 35 years.  Having taught over 20 workshops in Yellowstone over the years, they know the best locations for fall photography. Their local knowledge will allow you to escape the crowds and visit "secret spots" for unique shots.   


The workshop will emphasize 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.

September 26 - 29, 2013  
(optional additional day)

All ability levels welcome!



Click here for tuition information, etc. and to sign up!


Did you enjoy National Park Week?

  Last week was National Park Week! Did you know? With 401 national parks in the United States, it is estimated that every American is less than 100 miles from a  

national park adventure.


To learn about other special events in the national parks, check out the NPS



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Judy Singleton, investment executive at Raymond James Financial Services, Inc., has lived and worked in Jackson for the last twenty-nine years, drawn here by the quality of life and the balance between working hard and enjoying the incredible outdoor experiences the valley has to offer.  Since opening her first Raymond James branch in 1994, Judy Singleton has worked with clients from all over the U.S. to help them create their desired financial futures.  Now known as J. Singleton Financial, An Independent Firm (Securities offered by Raymond James Financial Services, Inc - Member FINRA / SIPC), with offices just upstairs from GTNPF, she and her team utilize a straightforward approach to create authentic partnerships -- an effort which complements their overall mission to help clients leverage hard work into something meaningful, whether retirement, home ownership or sending a child to college.


Judy began visiting Grand Teton National Park as a child, growing up in a family that prioritized time spent outdoors and especially in national parks.  Now, she often finds herself visiting Grand Teton National Park to take advantage of the new bike paths, or to sit quietly by the water at Jenny or Jackson Lake.  A love for the Jackson lifestyle and local outdoor recreational opportunities is something she shares with the other members of the J. Singleton Financial staff, noting that the Raymond James business model transfers seamlessly to the local J. Singleton Financial branch: striving to put people, planning, principles and integrity at the forefront of our close-knit community.  "We've all combined our career goals with life in this majestic mountain landscape," Judy adds.  "It makes for one happy team that knows how to work hard and play hard."  


These ideas, in addition to her dedication to preserve and share this iconic landscape, have driven Judy's support for Grand Teton National Park Foundation as a corporate supporter.  "As a business owner, I am so proud to support Grand Teton National Park Foundation and feel it is an amazing organization that helps to keep our quality of life, and all of the reasons we live here, in perfect balance," she explains. Whether through her personal investment in the Foundation's bear box program, or the support J. Singleton Financial offers to other Foundation programming in the park, Judy remains a fantastic example of dedicated community support.


*Grand Teton National Park Foundation is independent of Raymond James.  


      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!


How much did it cost to purchase land near the future Grand Teton
National Park in 1862?

For 160 acres of land, it cost homesteaders $15 for a filing fee.  They were then required to live on the land and cultivate it for five years. Annual reports were submitted and an inspector would visit at the end of five years to see that the required work was done.

If homesteaders wanted more land to ranch, they were allowed to buy up to 640 additional acres for $1.25 an acre. 

*Source: Grand Teton Trivia, Charlie Craighead  


The Foundation is proud to have funded Discover Grand Teton, an interactive educational website with resources to engage park-lovers of all ages.

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