It's a Wrap on our 2017 Wildlife Friendlier Fence Projects
Thanks to 301 volunteers who helped us remove 7.11 miles of fence for a grand total of 190.23 miles since the inception of the Wildlife Friendlier Fence program!
Mountain Bluebirds Get a Room with a View in Dubois
In late March, we had the pleasure of working with a committed group of bluebird enthusiasts in Dubois to install the first 35 boxes of the Dubois Community Bluebird Trail. Our super volunteer and bluebird trail expert Tim Griffith provided a trail monitoring orientation to the group at the Dubois Museum. Associate Director Kate Gersh spoke about the success of the nestbox trail in Jackson and why Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation is interested in partnering with Dubois in a similar effort.
The wildlife and its habitat cannot speak, so we must and we will. - Theodore Roosevelt
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.
Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation
330 N. Glenwood Street
Jackson, WY 83002
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