Jackson in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
The Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
You are standing within the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, the largest nearly intact natural area remaining in the contiguous United States. Grand Teton and Yellowstone national parks, seven national forests, and two national wildlife refuges comprise most of its acreage, but federal, state, and private lands also provide essential buffers to this ecosystem and its free-roaming wildlife.
Bison, elk, bears, and eagles once thrived nationwide. Now, these and many other species survive in this island of hope. Preservation of this ecosystem and the wildlife it supports will mean much to future generations.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 32.787′ N, 110° 43.954′ W. Marker is in Jackson, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker is on U.S. 26, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jackson WY 83001, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Explore Teton Country (a few steps from this marker); Elk Migration (a few steps from this marker); Winter Range on the National Elk Refuge (approx. 1.6 miles away); Trumpeter Swans Wildland Romance (approx. 4.4 miles away); Gathering (approx. 4.8 miles away); In The Early Days (approx. 4.8 miles away); Teton County Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jackson.
More about this marker. A map of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem appears on the right side of the marker. A picture along the bottom of the marker depicts various ecological zones found in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, including Alpine, Spruce/Fir forest, Pine forest, Sagebrush plain, and Wetlands. It has a caption of “Ecological zones support a variety of vegetation and wildlife.”
Categories. • Natural Features •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 5, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 170 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.