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 also engage our volunteers in habitat restoration and other projects to reduce migratory barriers and improve landscape connectivity.
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
Living in Large Carnivore Country | May 12
Join Wyoming Game and Fish for the annual “Living in Large Carnivore Country” workshop May 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Teton County Library.
Eco-Fair | May 14
Stop by the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation booth at Eco-Fair on May 14 from 12:00 – 5:00 at the Snow King Ball Park.
Migratory Bird Day Survey | May 21
Join Susan Patla of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department at the South Park Wildlife Management Area for a morning of listening, learning, and watching for birds with local experts. Time is TBD.
Nature Mapping Certification Training | June 13
Charismatic Mini-fauna of GTNP & Yellowstone | June 14
Join Dr. Donald Streubel, author of Small Mammals of the Yellowstone Ecosystem and Professor Emeritus Boise State, June 14 from 6:00 -8:00 p.m. at the Teton County Library. Perfect for Nature Mappers, this event is co-sponsored with Nature Mapping JH, JH Bird and Nature Club, and the Teton County Library.
Wildlife Friendlier Fence Project | June 25
Email email@example.com if you’d like to volunteer to help us remove or modify fences to reduce barriers to wildlife movement. This is tentatively scheduled as the first Saturday public fence project of the summer.