Building a Bear Friendly Jackson Hole

We recently received a Community Foundation of Jackson Hole grant to help reduce human-bear conflicts. Click the orange button to learn more!

Give Wildlife a Brake This Winter

Winter is the worst time for Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions. Please drive defensively this time of year for your safety and that of the wildlife we cherish!

Celebrating our Successes

Read about highlights from fence removal projects and our other programs in our 2021 Community Impact Report and check out our StoryMap to see where we accomplished fence projects in 2021!

Our Programs

Wildlife Friendlier Fencing

Each year, we organize hundreds of volunteers to remove or modify fences to make them friendlier to wildlife movement. We rely on the voluntary engagement of private landowners and public agencies as we work to reduce migratory barriers and improve landscape permeability for our wild neighbors.

Nature Mapping Jackson Hole

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 baseline dataset of wildlife distribution throughout Jackson Hole. Log your observations at

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. We also now compile and distribute data that informs future transportation planning with partners such as WYDOT.

Educational Campaign Targets Visitors

Our Being Wild Jackson Hole campaign intends to strengthen visitor bonds to wildlife conservation through storytelling, education, and opportunities for visitors to get involved!


Our Mission


The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation advances wildlife conservation driven by science, collaboration,
and a community of volunteers.


Protecting the Snake River Corridor

The Snake River Corridor is Jackson Hole’s primary artery for wildlife movement and migration. We believe that by viewing the landscape through the eyes of the wild animals we share it with we can better understand and protect this incredible resource.

JHWF by the Numbers

Songbirds Banded in 2020 at MAPS Bird Banding Stations

Miles of Wildlife-Obstructive Fence Removed or Improved in the Greater Yellowstone area

Citizen Scientist "Nature Mappers" Trained in Jackson Hole

Digital Message Signs Purchased to Alert Drivers in Wildlife-Vehicle Collision Hotspots

Volunteer "Fence Team" Field Hours in 2020

Photo Credits:

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

Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation

Office Location:
25 S. Willow St., Suite 10
Jackson, WY 83001

Mailing Address:
PO Box 8042
Jackson, WY 83002

(307) 739-0968
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