Time for a Conservation Moonshot?

The time for big ideas is now. JHWF’s E.D. Jon Mobeck takes a look at how our wildlife-friendly community can proactively counter the mounting threats to the sustainability of local wildlife populations in the lead article of Headwaters Magazine. Photo: Bradly Boner | JH News and Guide

Three Cheers for a Successful Fence Season!

We recently wrapped up our annual slate of wildlife-friendlier fencing projects with a wintry, Wyoming Public Lands Day fence-pull at Bryan Flats. Big thanks to all the volunteers who supported us in the field this year! 

Wildlife Conservation in Action

Our Wildlife-Friendlier Fencing Program has worked for over 20 years to reduce barriers to wildlife in the Greater Yellowstone Area. We’re halfway through the 2019 season and our dedicated volunteers show no signs of slowing down!  

 

Attention Nature Mappers: Upgrades to Data Entry Platform

Starting on October 14th, access data entry at naturemapping.jhwildlife.org

This improved digital platform (mobile web app) will improve user experience by allowing citizen-scientists to submit their wildlife observations “offline” on mobile devices. It also enables users to submit photos with their observations, adds specialized projects with custom data fields, improves the ability of staff to manage data on the backend, and enhances the platform’s security.

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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 naturemappingjh.org.

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 the Wyoming Department of Transportation.

Shrubs for Wildlife

Ever wonder what plants attract wintering moose on Antelope Flats, or fall berries draws foraging bears to Moose-Wilson Road? Lead Nature Mapper Frances Clark explores which local shrubs serve as attractants for wildlife species in our valley. 

Help us "Resight" Mountain Bluebirds

Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation monitors mountain bluebird nest boxes along the perimeter of the National Elk Refuge with its Bluebird Nest Box Project. This project provides the opportunity for the community to gather information that may contribute to management decisions regarding herbivores and fire in the area. Volunteer contributions are appreciated! 

Keeping Tabs on Wildlife-Vehicle Collisions

Our annual wildlife-vehicle collision (WVC) summary report collects information from the Wyoming Department of Transportation, Wyoming Game & Fish Department, and citizen observations in order to provide the most comprehensive overview of wildlife-vehicle collisions in Teton County.

Read About Us!

Share in our stories from the field as we work to maintain wildlife friendly landscapes in Wyoming.

Our Mission

 

The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation works to promote ways for our community to live compatibly with wildlife.

 

Watch us in Action

Nature Mapping, Give Wildlife a Break and Wildlife Friendlier Fencing are all programs designed to foster wildlife friendly landscapes in Wyoming. Follow along with videos from the field!

JHWF by the Numbers

Songbirds Banded in 2018 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 2018

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

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