JH Wildlife Blog

Thanks for visiting! Here, we feature the writing of staff members, board members, partners and friends as we celebrate wildlife. We’re excited to include stories about wildlife encounters, reflections on wildlife conservation and personal depictions of our on-the-ground work. We’ll keep you posted on what we’re up to, but also share stories about the work of our partners that benefits wildlife – and inspires us. If you would like to contribute, please email your interest and idea to info@jhwildlife.org. We hope you enjoy the writing you find here!

Wildlife Friendlier Fencing 2017 Project Dates Announced

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation has announced dates for its public fence projects in 2017 following its winter and spring of project coordination and site reconnaissance. The Wildlife Friendlier Fencing program reduces dangerous and challenging barriers to...

Carcass Survey Addresses Impacts of Roads on Wildlife

Dear friends of wildlife, You can help the Wyoming Game & Fish Department (WGFD) and wildlife conservation groups better understand winter mortality of deer by participating in a half-day citizen survey on Saturday, April 29 from 8:30 a.m. – noon. WGFD will lead a...

Bluebird Brilliance Shared with Dubois

“O bluebird, welcome back again. Thy azure coat and ruddy vest, Are hues that April loveth best.”                            - John Burroughs The great writer and conservationist John Burroughs shared his love of the Eastern Bluebird brilliantly, with words that...

Moose Day 2017 Yields Record Results

Moose Day 2017 set a record for community participation and for the number of moose counted. We extend our thanks to the Nature Mappers and new recruits as well as, biologists from Wyoming Game & Fish Department, Grand Teton National Park and U.S. Forest Service....

Citizens Can Help to Capture Wildlife Mortality Data

Our collective Nature Mapping observations create a long-term dataset of wildlife distribution throughout Jackson Hole. The obvious benefit is that these data provide a more comprehensive view of how wildlife use the valley. The less obvious product of the database is...

Wildlife Winter Survival Tactics

by Frances Clark Wildlife deals with winter in many ways: some leave the valley, many others stay year-round. They may go underground for the duration; adapt their hunting strategies to deep snow--burrowing below or plunging deep; or just keep on moving until they get...

Christmas Bird Count Warms a Cold Landscape

Temperatures never rose above zero during the 2016 Christmas Bird Count on December 17, but it was filled with the warmth of a wonderful tradition and the thrill of joyful interaction with the birds of winter. According to Bert Raynes, the Jackson Hole Christmas Bird...

Citizen Scientists Gather in Lander

Earlier this month the University of Wyoming Biodiversity Institute hosted the first ever Wyoming Citizen Science Conference in Lander. Several representatives from the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation (JHWF) and Nature Mapping Jackson Hole (NMJH) attended the...

Science for Healthy Sheep

One of the perks of working for the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation is that occasionally you get invited by local scientists to do really, really cool stuff!  Case in point, this past weekend staff traveled into the Gros Ventre Range with a crew of researchers to...

Once an Eagle, Always an Eagle

Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Boy Scouting program of the Boy Scouts of America. The requirements necessary to achieve this rank take years to fulfill, and must include completion of an extensive service project that the Scout plans,...

Making the Best of Citizen Science

Registration is now open for the first ever Wyoming Citizen Science Conference! Hosted by the UW Biodiversity Institute, the conference will involve keynote and breakout sessions that guide program managers and citizen science participants (teachers, Scout leaders,...

Call for Citizen Science Presentation Proposals–Now Open!

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation (JHWF) is proud to support the 2016 Wyoming Citizen Science Conference! JHWF’s Associate Director, Kate Gersh, serves on its program planning committee. We are also supporting the conference as a silver-level sponsor. Taking place...

Mountain Bluebird Trail Project Builds Community

The Mountain Bluebird Nestbox Trail Project For thirteen years, volunteers have been maintaining a bluebird trail along the boundary of the National Elk Refuge. It is the largest Mountain Bluebird trail in the United States, and it provides essential nesting habitat...

A Heron, a Goldfinch and a Moose

There was rustling in the tall grass aside a lazy stream. A Great Blue Heron had led me here, after I had failed in a few attempts to get close to the elegant bird. I had followed its flight from take-off to landing three times now, walking quickly and quietly along...

Wildlife Friendlier Fencing Program’s 20th Anniversary

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation is proud to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its Wildlife-Friendlier Fencing program on August 27 at the National Museum of Wildlife Art. When: Saturday, August 27 Where: National Museum of Wildlife Art Cost: Free 5:30 pm:...

Volunteer for Crystal Creek Fence Project August 6th

Join Us for Our August 6th Fence Project: On August 6th, we are returning to the Gros Ventre to Crystal Creek, to remove more than one mile of barbed wire fence on Bridger Teton National Forest land. The project is average in difficulty (6 on a 1-10 scale), with most...

Photo Credits:

Henry Holdsworth
Mark Gocke
Steve Morriss
Sava Malachowski
Leine Stikkel
Tim Griffith
Jon Mobeck

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