Working to reduce human-
caused impacts on wildlife
in Jackson Hole since 1994
+1 307-739-0968 Photo: Jakcson Hole Ecotours
www.jhwildlife.org PO Box 8042
Jackson, WY 83002
PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS DRIVEN BY A
W H ELROEC A LWL AEN DAERT HEI C N O W
We work to initiate ways for our community to live compatibly with wildlife
We are at the highest point we've been since 2002. Congratulations to everyone!
At the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation, In 1993, our organization formed when a
we are proud of the contributions that our small group of passionate citizens aimed to
many volunteers, partners, and generous create a more wildlife-friendly
donors have made to wildlife over the past community. Today, we are still busy
26 years. Our three core programs remain organizing leagues of volunteers in order
strong: Wildlife-Friendlier Fencing, to improve conditions for wildlife and
Nature Mapping Jackson Hole and Give establish lasting collaborations that form
Wildlife a Brake. the foundation of a sustainable future.
With their help, we coordinate on-the-
Through this programming we continue to ground projects that involve building a
form partnerships not just in Jackson community of citizen-scientists for wildlife
Hole, but within and around the Greater monitoring, removing barriers (such as
Yellowstone Ecosystem, engaging and fence) to wildlife movement, and
connecting people with landscapes and educating the public on the need for and
with each other. Here we share our hands- ways to achieve a compatible co-existence
on approaches to developing a local land between humans and wildlife.
ethic by encouraging active individual
and collective participation in stewardship Thank you for bringing us to where we are
of our natural heritage. now...poised to accomplish even more in
- JHWF Staff and
Board of Directors
NATURE MAPPING JACKSON HOLE PAGE 03
CELEBRATING 10 2019 HIGHLIGHTS
YEARS OF CITIZEN-
SCIENCE IN JACKSON 28
This year, we celebrated Nature New Nature
Mapping Jackson Hole's (NMJH) 10th Mappers Trained
anniversary with the launch of an
upgraded data entry platform designed 10
to enhance the NMJH wildlife-
sightings database for Teton County! Trails cameras
monitored for the USFS
Throughout the program's 10 year
history, 537 trained citizen-scientists 41
have entered over 55,000 wildlife
observations into this database which is Species of birds banded
shared with the Wyoming Game and at MAPS stations
Fish Department, Bridger-Teton
National Forest, Teton Conservation 94
District, and many more.
NMJH data is used by agencies and this year's Moose
researchers to better understand the Day...an all time
wildlife in our communities. Visit high!
naturemapping.jhwildlife.org to check it
WILDLIFE-FRIENDLIER FENCE PAGE 04
A LEGACY OF GRASS- We've removed or
ROOTS STEWARDSHIP 15 improved over 215
Our Wildlife-Friendlier Fencing miles of fence in
Program partners with private our 26 year
landowners and land management history!
agencies to remove or improve fences
which are barriers to wildlife. 10
We believe this is vital work. 0 2016 2017 2018 2019
The most recent study found that one Miles of Fence Removed or Improved
ungulate (moose, deer, elk) dies while
entangled in barbed wire for every 2.5 Did you Know?
miles of fence annually. This grim
statistic increases to one death for every The Western landscape is estimated to
1.2 miles of fence when fawns and contain anywhere between 100,000 -
calves separated from mothers by
impassable fences are considered. 300,000 miles of fences.
THE NUMBER OF VOLUNTEERS
WHO JOINED US ON FENCE
PROJECTS IN 2019
1,568 Volunteers partner with residents during a
fence removal at Hoback Ranches, one of
TOTAL VOLUNTEER HOURS 21 total fence projects achieved in 2019.
ACCUMULATED ON FENCE
PROJECTS IN 2019
GIVE WILDLIFE A BRAKE PAGE 05
SPET FUNDING FOR 11
SOLUTIONS A WIN FOR TOTAL DIGITAL MESSAGE SIGNS
WILDLIFE! PURCHASED BY JHWF TO ALERT
DRIVERS TO WILDLIFE-
In November, JHWF and partners CROSSING HOTSPOTS
celebrated a major win for wildlife
with the passing of a Special Purpose $10M
Excise Tax initiative to fund wildlife-
crossing solutions in Teton County. FUNDING FOR WILDLIFE-
CROSSINGS PASSED BY TETON
COUNTY VOTERS IN 2019
Roadkill data gathered by Nature Did you Know?
Mappers helped emphasized the need to
fund wildlife crossing solutions, and The Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation
will be used to guide placements of produces a comprehensive annual wildlife-
future crossing structures. Our Give vehicle collision report for Teton County.
Wildlife A Break also continued our
legacy of funding digital message signs The report combines NMJH roadkill
and speed radar to alert drivers to observations with data from state agencies.
local wildlife crossing “hotspots," and
disseminating related educational You can view the latest report at:
messaging to the public! jhwildlife.org/our-work/give-wildlife-a-
300 In Teton County, 28 moose
200 were killed by vehicles in 2018-
2019, the most in a single year
0 93-95 96-98 99-01 02-04 05-07 08-10 11-13 14-16 17-19
Three-year averages for wildlife-vehicle collisions in Teton County (1993-2019)
VOLUNTEER PROFILE PAGE 06
CAROL CHAPPELLE Volunteer
Q: What do you enjoy about living in this
community outside of work and volunteering? Want to get involved
Carol: All my interests which brought me to making Jackson Hole a
JH! Hiking and wildlife watching, as well as better place for our wild
biking, camping, downhill skiing, snowshoeing,
reading, and Bon Jovi concerts! neighbors?
Consider joining us on a
Q: Which JHWF projects have you volunteered
on? public fence project in
Carol: Almost all the fence projects since 2020, or become a citizen-
September 2017, although I missed one due to
knee surgery and one due to backcountry scientist by attending a
camping. Nature Mapping Jackson
Hole certification training.
Q: What are your favorite aspects of these Give us a call at 307-739-
Carol: The sense of accomplishment when a 0968 or email us at
project is complete – where there was once a [email protected] for
fence and then it’s gone. And of course, all of
the wonderful people I’ve met and worked with details!
who share the same love of wildlife and the
environment as I do.
Q: What does living in a "wildlife-friendly
community" mean to you?
Carol: The wildlife was here before we ever
were and we should do whatever we can to
allow them to move and live freely in their
home with as little conflict with humans as
Help us grow our impact
with an end of year gift!
Together, we can give back to our
community, especially to the wildlife that
make it such a special place for all to live!
Donations can be made to the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation online at
jhwildlife.org, by mailing a check to: PO Box 8042, Jackson WY, 83002, or by
gifts of appreciated stock, bonds or mutual funds. Give us a call at
(307) 739-0968 for more information on how to give!
JHWF is exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
and qualifies for the maximum charitable contribution deduction by donors.
Our Federal Identification Number is 83-030283.