Nature Mapping Jackson Hole: Snake River Float Trips

Read about the exciting observations on a recent float trip!

The Snake River Float Project is designed to gain a better idea of what species of mammals, birds, and amphibians use the section of river between Wilson Bridge and South Park. In this section, the river flows mostly through private land where wildlife professionals do not conduct a systematic census.

The Snake River Float project helps to provide a more complete picture of the species that use the river corridor between Wilson Bridge and South Park. It has recorded the locations of nests of osprey, bald eagle, and great blue heron, along with ducks and shorebird nesting areas. This project has recorded thousands of individual birds. Mammals observed range from least chipmunk to moose.

The float also provides a wonderful opportunity to enjoy AJ DeRosa’s wooden boat adventures. AJ’s Jackson Hole Vintage Adventures generously offers this opportunity in support of our citizen science program.

Float & Nature Map?

Want to float the Snake River and nature map birds and other animals? Pick a Sunday through September and schedule your trip!

CONTACT US

Snake River Float Trip Details

When

Floats take place every Sunday morning from April through September and include about 3 hours on the river. Float participants typically meet at the Stilson Ranch parking lot at 7 am, but those details will be confirmed by the trip leader. Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation ensures that there is at least one trained Nature Mapper on every trip, and has advanced and expert birders on each trip.

2016 Snake River Float Trips:

Every Sunday through September. Join us! Those interested in participating should contact project coordinator and expert birder Tim Griffith at timgrif396@gmail.com. You may also contact Kate Gersh at kate@jhwildlife.org to learn more about the trip or to join one. We always welcome your phone inquiries as well at 307-739-0968.

Who

Float trips for this section of the river are offered courtesy of AJ DeRosa’s Wooden Boat Tours. Special thanks to AJ and his boatmen! A $20 per person fee for the trips for the shuttle is suggested and you may elect to offer a tip to the guide(s).

Snake River Float Trip – May 29, 2016

Top Ten Species Lists 2013 – 2016

2013 2014 2015 2016
Spotted Sandpiper Spotted Sandpiper Canada Goose Common Merganser
Common Meganser Common Meganser Spotted Sandpiper Spotted Sandpiper
Yellow Warbler American Robin Tree Swallow Canada Goose
Tree Swallow Canada Goose American Pelican Tree Swallow
Canada Goose American Pelican Mallard Mallard
American Robin Yellow Warbler Common Merganser Cliff Swallow
Bald Eagle Tree Swallow American Robin American Robin
Killdeer Mallard Yellow Warbler Yellow Warbler
Cedar Waxwing Bald Eagle Song Sparrow Yellow-rumped Warbler
American Pelican Cedar Waxwing Bald Eagle Bald Eagle

Photo Credits:

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

Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation

330 N. Glenwood Street
Jackson, WY 83002
(307) 739-0968
All rights reserved.

Celebrate Wildlife

Enjoy monthly updates from the JHWF and stay informed about our work.

You have Successfully Subscribed!