Jackson in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The pursuit of wild places and naturally occurring wild things brings people from all over the world to northwest Wyoming.
Jackson Hole lies within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem (GYE) which is one of the largest natural ecosystems remaining in the earth’s mid-temperate latitudes. The GYE covers over 14 million acres, 93 of which is public domain. Over six million acres of the ecosystem is designated as wilderness. Over 1,700 species of plants and 300 species of birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and fish are found in the GYE. Threatened, endangered and rare wildlife species include the bald eagle, peregrine falcon, whooping crane. Kendall Warm Springs dace, grizzly bear, common loon, and trumpeter swan. Even in this vast ecosystem, competition for habitat and space between humans and wildlife is evident.
With human use of natural resources increasing, it is vitally important that impacts on wildlife habitats are carefully considered. If free-ranging populations of wildlife are to survive and be a part of future generations, their habitats need to be enhanced and protected.
Abundant wildlife, natural wonders, and expansive wilderness have always allured and enchanted the human spirit. We hope your well-being will be strengthened by your visit to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Location. 43° 29.159′ N, 110° 45.694′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on N Cache Street (U.S. 89), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is located at the Jackson Hole – Greater Yellowstone Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson WY 83001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trumpeter Swans (approx. 0.3 miles away); Gathering (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Clubhouse (approx. 0.4 miles away); Teton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Square as it appeared in 1936 (approx. 0.4 miles away); In The Early Days (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Jackson Town Square (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Colter (approx. 0.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Jackson.
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