jackie skaggs http://wyomingpublicmedia.org en Improvements slated for Grand Teton bike path http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/improvements-slated-grand-teton-bike-path <p>Grand Teton National Park announced plans to upgrade its pathway system Tuesday. Slated improvements include lengthening the trail by more than two miles and safety enhancements, including signs, path striping, and the addition of a modern style roundabout.</p><p></p><p>The project will extend the park’s system of bike paths, part of which runs parallel to highway 89. Several smaller safety features have already been installed, such as path striping and better signage.</p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:08:08 +0000 Jordan Harper 44340 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Improvements slated for Grand Teton bike path New rules for Grand Teton elk hunt seek to limit bear encounters http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/new-rules-grand-teton-elk-hunt-seek-limit-bear-encounters <p></p><p>The National Park Service and the Game and Fish Department changed regulations for hunting elk in Grand Teton National Park. Part of the reason for these changes is to avoid contact between hunters and grizzly bears.</p><p>Last year a hunter participating in the annual elk reduction program shot and killed a grizzly in the park. In 2011, a grizzly mauled a hunter. Both encounters involved bears protecting animal carcasses.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 21:55:04 +0000 Luke Hammons 37946 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org New rules for Grand Teton elk hunt seek to limit bear encounters Mule deer with unusual rack dies http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/mule-deer-unusual-rack-dies <div style="margin-top:14pt;margin-bottom:14pt;"><font size="4" color="#222222" face="Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:14pt;">Park officials don’t normally send out press releases upon the natural death of a wild animal. But this case was different. Mon, 14 Jan 2013 13:40:40 +0000 Sara Hossaini 35215 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Mule deer with unusual rack dies Grand Teton elk reduction program starts next weekend http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/grand-teton-elk-reduction-program-starts-next-weekend <p>The annual elk reduction program in Grand Teton National Park begins on October 6.</p><p>Federal law requires the park to maintain a sustainable population of the Jackson elk herd. To keep the numbers low enough, they’ve had to harvest elk each year for decades.</p><p>Park Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says an over-sized elk herd could harm the park.</p><p>“The risk of having too large of a population is that they would over-graze the range," Skaggs said. "And that would probably be a detrimental impact to other species.”</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:27:23 +0000 Willow Belden 30707 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Grand Teton elk reduction program starts next weekend Grizzly killed in Grand Teton National Park http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/grizzly-killed-grand-teton-national-park <p>A young Grizzly Bear and a mother antelope were killed Thursday in Grand Teton National Park on Highway 89, the park&rsquo;s main road.</p><p>The grizzly was killed when one car swerved to avoid another car and rolled, hitting and killing the bear that was by the side of the road. The driver was treated for minor injuries at Saint John&rsquo;s Hospital in Jackson. Another car hit an antelope near Gros Ventre Junction, and failed to report the collision. Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says, drivers need to be extra aware when driving in the park.</p> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 23:12:26 +0000 Madison Williams 25960 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Grizzly killed in Grand Teton National Park Jackson area fire danger raised to high http://wyomingpublicmedia.org/post/jackson-area-fire-danger-raised-high <p>Fire managers in the Jackson area have raised the fire danger rating to &ldquo;high&rdquo; for Teton County, the Bridger-Teton National Forest and Grand Teton National Park.</p><p>National Park spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the rating is based on a combination of high temperatures, high winds, low humidity and low moisture content in plants. She says campers need to be exceptionally careful with cigarettes, camp stoves and camp fires.</p> Thu, 21 Jun 2012 23:49:48 +0000 Willow Belden 25897 at http://wyomingpublicmedia.org Jackson area fire danger raised to high