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, 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.
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.
Migration is underway! This summer, volunteers monitored over 100 nestboxes on our Mountain Bluebird Nestbox Trail on the western boundary of the National Elk Refuge. Highlights from 2019 include the banding of 43 nestling bluebirds and “resighting” of 4 bluebirds, several from the 2017 cohort!
The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation works to promote ways for our community to live compatibly with wildlife.
JHWF by the Numbers