Willow Restoration
Ecology / Life in Jackson Hole / Stewardship

Willow Restoration

Last week a high school group from Gillette, Wyoming participated in a stewardship project through the Conservation Research Center (CRC) on the Jackson campus. One of the current projects of the CRC focusses on restoration of the riparian community. The riparian community is composed of all of the plants and animals found near bodies of … Continue reading

Ecology / Phenology / Wildlife

Winter Life: Bears

Black bears (Ursus americanus) and grizzly bears (Ursus arctos horribilis) share similar winter strategies. Bears are widely known as hibernators, although their strategy departs from the classic physiological definition of hibernation. Bears enter dens in early winter when food becomes scarce and temperatures plummet. Prior to entering the den, bears have gone through a stage … Continue reading