Supporting a SPET Investment in Wildlife

Local elected officials are debating whether to enable the community to vote to authorize a $15M investment in wildlife crossing solutions at prioritized sites, including the one pictured here. We think it’s a great idea! Send us your thoughts to share with them.

Photo: Josh Metten

Soaring into Summer

The 2019 Banding season is off to a flying start! Our MAPS (Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship) bird banding stations help us recognize and monitor long-term trends in avian populations. Ultimately, we can help identify factors that can lead to changes in those populations. Click through the gallery on the right to see photos from this years’ captures! 

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.

Sign up to Float the Snake

Nature Mapping Jackson Hole Snake River Float Trips are entering their 10th season! Our first float of the year is Sunday, May 5th. Floats run every Sunday until early October and help us keep tabs on the ecological health of the Snake River riparian zone. 

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 In the News

From community radio to statewide public media, our work is regularly covered by local and regional media outlets. Check out what we’ve been up to! 

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

(307) 739-0968
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