Jackson Hole Wildlife Journal & Blog

Giving Back to Conservation

At Jackson Hole Ecotour Adventures we feel fortunate to call the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) our home and office. One of the most biologically rich temperate ecosystems on earth, the GYE is recognized as a World Biosphere Reserve by the United Nations. Conserving this place for the future is paramount to our mission as a company, and through our Dollars for Conservation program, we are proud to have donated over $50,000 dollars to local and national partners over the past eight years. Read on to learn more about our Conservation Partners working to keep the GYE wild! Read more

Living With Large Carnivores Part II: Safety in Carnivore Country

In Part 1 of our Living with Large Carnivores post we discussed how to identify black and grizzly bears, two of our more frequently observed carnivores on wildlife tours in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Despite public fears about bears, the risk of a negative encounter is actually quite low, around one per year inside the parks. Taking steps to protect yourself and our wild neighbors can reduce this even further. Read on for more! Read more

Living With Large Carnivores Part 1: Bear Identification

The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem is one of the most biologically intact temperate ecosystems left on earth. Learn more about how to identify two of our large carnivores, black and grizzly bears. Read more

Species Profile : Bison

In late April and early May, the first new bison calves of the year appear, beginning in the Lamar valley of Yellowstone. Knowing nothing of their near extinction just over a century ago, calves play and run in the spring grasses. Read more

Migrations of the Greater Yellowstone

It’s spring in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Warm sunny days breathe life into the valleys, with melting snow revealing young tender plant growth. But with little warning, late season storms blow bitterly cold, serving as a reminder of our harsh winters. How can animals survive in such an environment? Some, like the grizzlies in our last post, avoid winter by hibernating. Read more