Our Grand Teton Field Office is proud to share some recent successes:
- NPCA successfully advocated for increased NPS funding by more than $150 million in 2010 through work with elected officials on the local, state and national level. This translates into more park rangers on the ground at Grand Teton National Park.
- Our local, state and national advocacy efforts resulted in $18.8 million in economic stimulus money for Grand Teton National Park to fund maintenance and infrastructure projects.
- Engaged staff and volunteers to help pronghorn antelope migrate more freely around Grand Teton National Park.
- Successfully engaged the National Park Service (NPS) and other federal agencies in a critical review of noise thresholds and mandatory mitigation requirements over the Jackson Hole Airport.
- Developed strong community and NPS support to develop alternative transportation systems and explore transit initiatives.
- Advocated for a Special Resource Study to review a possible addition of Heart Mountain Relocation Center to the National Park System. The Heart Mountain site was a World War II Japanese Internment Camp that embodies the most enduring challenges the American people faced — challenges of freedom and order, of civil liberties and national security, of citizenship and exclusion, of race and suspicion, and especially of hope and resilience.
- As a direct result of our outreach and advocacy efforts, the Grand Teton Field Office celebrated the opening of the first eight miles of the Grand Teton Pathways system in August 2010. Once complete, the path will consist of 41 miles of paved bicycle/pedestrian pathway in Grand Teton National Park.
- Over 500 people attended a premiere showing of the Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Park segment of the Ken Burns film series, “National Parks: America’s Best Idea” in September and attended a special reception with the film’s Associate Producer.