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.

Wildlife-Friendlier Fencing

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 JH

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.

Give Wildlife a Brake

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.

Bear Wise Jackson Hole

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

Wildlife Friendlier Fence Project | June 11

Email jhwffencepull@gmail.com if you’d like to volunteer to help us remove or modify fences to reduce barriers to wildlife movement. This first public fence project of the summer is at the Huidekoper Ranch near Wilson, with a meeting location and project logistics to be emailed to volunteers directly.

Nature Mapping Certification Training | June 13
Join us to learn about the goals of Nature Mapping, its projects, and the protocols for data collection in our two-hour training on June 13 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Teton County Library. Email frances@jhwildlife.org to reserve your spot, and say you’re going on the Facebook event.
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 jhwffencepull@gmail.com 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!
Snake River Float Trips | June 26 & July 10

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!


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