April 2014
Migration on the Move

With the arrival of spring weather and rapid snow melt across the valley, animals are on the move -- migrating from their winter habitats to summer ranges in the park. Elk, moose, bison, and mule deer can be seen traveling across the park's sagebrush flats. Birds that migrate out of Jackson in the fall are returning in increasing numbers. Be mindful when traveling in the park and enjoy the spectacular wildlife viewing!
Park Welcomes New Superintendent David Vela
David Vela, former associate director for workforce, relevancy and inclusion in the National Park Service's Washington headquarters, is Grand Teton's newly appointed superintendent. Vela succeeds Mary Gibson Scott, who retired in late 2013 after nearly ten years on the job.
Mormon Row:
Grand Teton's Cultural Gem

Rumored to be the most photographed barn in America, the T.A. Moulton barn is part Grand Teton's Mormon Row Historic District, one of the country's best representations of an early 1900s western farming community and part of the National Register of Historic Places.   GTNPF has raised $10,000 to date to fund restoration work at the site, with another $5,000 needed to complete this year's efforts.

April on the Snake River?
Bring Your Rod and Reel
The window for pre-runoff fishing is narrow but promising.  Why?  We asked a local angler to give us the scoop:

-  Fish are still pooled up in "winter water" versus the high water of summertime when fish are more widely dispersed along the shores

- Lots of would-be fishermen are still enjoying the ski slopes, so fishing pressure is minimal
Grand Teton Trivia
What land feature drew homesteaders to the Blacktail Butte area, now known as Mormon Row?

Deep, rich topsoil. In 1896 a group of Mormons moved to Jackson to escape severe drought in Utah. The remnants of their homesteads, including the iconic Moulton barns, remain key historical features in Grand Teton.

We Want to Hear Your Story 


Join our legacy project and share how Jenny Lake has inspired you.  We want to hear about your experiences, discoveries, and most of all, how this quiet, yet powerful place, has enhanced your life.  Help us celebrate the magic of Jenny Lake and honor an extraordinary place.


Send your story to Laura Yungmeyer at laura@gtnpf.org before July 31.  100 words max; photos welcome.

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