Our Wildlife-Friendly Path from There to Here

1993

JHWF is founded to promote ways for our community to live compatibly with wildlife.

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1994

Give Wildlife a Brake™ begins with an analysis of WYDOT roadkill data and determination of roadkill “hotspots,” enabling WYDOT to place wildlife crossing signs.

1996

The first fence removal project occurs on Fall Creek Rd. in Wilson; JHWF begins collecting roadkill data.

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1998

JHWF and partners publish the book, Who Ate the Backyard?—still in print and sold through the Grand Teton Association.

1999

Nicole Halpin and the JHWF begin the campaign to bury North Jackson power lines in order to protect trumpeter swans.

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2001

With the help of kids from Red Top Meadows, our volunteers of the year, the fence pull program surpasses 30 miles of removed fences.

2003

JHWF celebrates its tenth anniversary and completes a study on the impacts of roadways on wildlife in Teton County.

2006

On September 16th JHWF reaches a major fence removal milestone: 100 miles of fencing removed, ensuring easy and safe movement of wildlife through public and private lands in Teton County.

2006-2008

JHWF buys six portable message signs to inform the public on dangerous wildlife-vehicle collision areas.

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2008

Bear Wise begins as a partnership between JHWF, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, and the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

2010

JHWF and Bear Wise partners purchase an educational bear trailer to help our community learn to avoid conflicts with bears.

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2011

JHWF teams up with Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund to expand Nature Mapping Jackson Hole; on August 27th, another major fence removal milestone is reached: 150 miles of fencing removed!

2012

JHWF establishes a Moose Fund to address HWY 390 moose deaths; JHWF purchases two new portable message signs and two fixed radar signs, and partners with WYDOT and Teton Country on installation and maintenance.

2013

JHWF celebrates twenty years of helping the Jackson Hole community to live more compatibly with wildlife.

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2014

Fence volunteers pulled or modified their 170th mile of barbed wire or buckrail fence in Teton County, Wyoming

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2015

JHWF installed two new radar speed signs on Highway 390 and Nature Mappers recorded their 35,000th wildlife observation

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