Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation Programs
Since 1993, the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation has worked to make Jackson Hole a more wildlife-friendly community. We’ve done this primarily through on-the-ground projects and solutions implemented through unique partnerships with agencies, organizations, private land owners, and hundreds of hands-on volunteers. Explore the program pages to learn more about these efforts, and find out how you can lend a hand.
Each year, we organize hundreds of volunteers to remove or modify fences to make them friendlier to wildlife movement. We rely on the voluntary engagement of private landowners and public agencies as we work to reduce migratory barriers and improve landscape permeability.
Nature Mapping Jackson Hole, founded by Meg and Bert Raynes and friends, provides an opportunity for citizen scientists to contribute to our local wildlife knowledge base. The collective observations create a long-term dataset of wildlife distribution throughout Jackson Hole, and further connects us to the wild spirit of our valley.
In 1994, JHWF launched a multi-faceted wildlife-vehicle collision reduction campaign with immediate mitigation measures on Jackson Hole’s highways to make roads safer for people and wildlife. As we maintain that original work, we also now compile and distribute data that informs future transportation planning with partners such as the Wyoming Department of Transportation and Wyoming Game and Fish Department.
The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation works with partners to keep bears wild and people safe. Human-caused conflict with bears can cause otherwise avoidable bear relocations and mortalities. From bear spray in bike cages to bear-proof trash cans, we implement proven solutions that will keep bears wild.
"The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will." - Theodore Roosevelt
Calendar of Events
Every Sunday | Snake River Float Trip
How can you see 458 birds and wildlife in three hours on a Sunday morning in one of the most beautiful locations in the nation without taking a single step? Four words–Snake River Float Trips! This little-known benefit of being a certified nature mapper is in full swing and you can take advantage of it on June 26th or July 10th. See what they saw on a recent trip here and sign up!
July 16 | Wildlife Friendlier Fence Project
Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to volunteer to help us remove or modify fences to reduce barriers to wildlife movement. Get involved in a fence project this summer!
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With a keen intellect, sharp wit and twinkle in his eye, 91-year-old Jackson Hole News&Guide columnist Bert Raynes inspires citizens to observe and care about their wild neighbors. Bird watchers and nature lovers have been eagerly reading Bert’s column, “Far Afield,” for more than three decades. Now, this new half-hour documentary, Far Afield: A Conservation Love Story, reveals Bert – a force for nature – to the world. Own it today on DVD for a $25.00 donation.