Video: Recreating with Dogs on Bridger Teton National Forest Trails

Clean up after your four legged friends!

Jane & Jess, the self proclaimed “Poop Fairies” of PAWS of JH discuss the importance of cleaning up after your dog for both the ecosystems of Jackson Hole and the general courtesy of keeping pet waste off of the trails for others that may be using them. They encourage and challenge dog owners to clean up beyond just their own pets, given the likelihood that you or others may accidentally forget a bag or not… Read More

Video: Backcountry Skiing and Riding in the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Teton Pass Ambassadors explain their role in keeping the area clean, safe & fun.

In this video, Teton Pass Ambassadors Natalie Stimpson and Jay Pistono discuss their role as ambassadors as well as their love for the backcountry terrain and community that frequent this region of the Bridger-Teton National Forest. They explain how they work to keep the Teton Pass access areas clean and safe all while helping to educate others on how to keep the pass enjoyable and avalanche free for all.

Video: Winter Wildlife in Bridger-Teton National Forest

Learn About Wildlife Closure Areas in BT National Forest

Professional Skier Lynsey Dyer and Bridger-Teton Wildlife Biologist Jason Wilmot take a trip up Snow King Mountain while discussing the importance of protecting wildlife and how to do so while recreating during the winters in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. They make their way to the borders of the wildlife closure areas surrounding the Snow King Resort boundaries to place notices of closure for skiers, snowboarders, and hikers. Video Courtesy of the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance

Karen Daubert & Jared Smith: Nordic and backcountry skiing enthusiasts who love crust cruising and engaging in community, nonprofit efforts

Karen serves on the board of Friends of the Bridger Teton and Jared serves on the board of Southern Teton Area Rapid Transit (START)

Karen Daubert and Jared Smith are not only avid skiers but also engaged Jackson residents involved in different organizations. Though Jared has more personal history in Jackson than Karen, since retiring 4 years ago, they have both been actively exploring all the winter trails of Jackson and actively involved in nonprofit work.  Jared’s history in Jackson Jared grew up enmeshed in the Nordic community of Jackson. His parents first came to Jackon in 1945 on… Read More

Friends of Pathways: Utilizing Pathways to Promote Healthy & Responsible Recreation and Contribute Conservation Advocacy in Jackson Hole

Chris Owen gets into to the data & history of fat biking grooming in Jackson Hole

Chris Owen is the Trails Program Manager at Friends of Pathways and works in partnership with the JH Nordic Alliance through his work grooming for fat biking and advocating for responsible trail use. Friends of Pathways is a non-profit that focuses on advocating for the completion of a safe and sustainable pathways system for healthy recreation and transportation opportunities in Jackson Hole. Chris first came to Jackson to work at the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort… Read More

Hole Hiking Experience: Touring the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and All of its Wonders Year-Round

Cathy Shill tells us about exploring the stillness of winter via cross country ski and snowshoe

With a bachelor of science degree in biology in hand, Cathy Shill started Hole Hiking Experience in Jackson in 1989. She was driven by her passion for the outdoors and a desire to share information about the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem in hopes of ultimately increasing awareness and connection with the great outdoors. “When I started the company in 1989, people didn’t think a business like this could exist or be viable,” Cathy said. “But then… Read More

Friends of the Bridger-Teton: One of Jackson’s Newest Nonprofits Aiming to Strengthen the Support for the Bridger-Teton National Forest

Sarah Walker, former Executive Director, tells us about their hopes and goals

Friends of the Bridger-Teton is the nonprofit partner that supports the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Though there are many nonprofits in Jackson that work with the national forest, including Friends of Pathways and PAWS, Friends of BT is the first solely focused on the national forest. “Prior to 2019, there had been talk of creating a nonprofit partner that is fully for the Bridger-Teton forest to bridge some of the gaps in needs that aren’t being… Read More

Teton Valley Trails & Pathways (TVTAP): An Essential Part of Our Winter Recreation Landscape in Teton Valley

Dan Verbeten, Executive Director, fills us in on current projects and future challenges

For the past 22 years, Teton Valley Trails & Pathways (TVTAP) has worked to promote a trails and pathways connected community. In the summer, they focus on building and maintaining trails on both public and private lands in partnership with the US Forest Service (Caribou-Targhee and Bridger-Teton) and other stakeholders. In the winter, they groom a winter trail system for cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fat biking, and dog walking. Last year alone, they groomed over… Read More

The Bridger-Teton US Forest Service and one of its greatest stewards and advocates, Linda Merigliano

#RecreateResponsibly in our National Forests!

Linda Merigliano is the Recreation Program Manager for the Jackson and Black Rock areas of the Bridger-Teton National Forest, and one of local leaders in Recreate Responsibly. Spanning from Kemmerer to the Yellowstone border, the Bridger-Teton National Forest is one of the largest national forests in the United States, covering an area of nearly 3.4 million acres and including large swaths of designated wilderness. Linda acts as a dedicated outdoor leader of some of Wyoming’s… Read More