Moose in Teton County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Walk to the Murie Ranch
Grand Teton National Park
Enjoy a meandering footpath to the Murie Ranch, a National Historic Landmark. Pick up a trail guide to learn how the Muries changed American history.
Walk one mile roundtrip and connect with the forest, meadow and sagebrush communities that influenced the life and work of the Muries.
Consider how this landscape shaped the Muries’ research, ideas and writings.
The Muries’ conservation work laid the foundation for Congress to protect American wilderness – sanctuaries where no permanent human development exists. Olaus and Adolph’s research changed the way we understand how animals and their environment interact. Olaus’ wife Mardy, who lived here until her death, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in1998, the highest civilian honor in the United States.
The Murie Ranch became a base-camp for the discussion and debate among conservation leaders striving to protect wilderness – a vital component of the American landscape.
Pioneering wildlife biologists, Olaus and Adolph Murie’s scientific work forever changed the field of ecology. Adolph’s groundbreaking work helped move science toward holistic management of ecosystems rather than the management of individual species.
Through science, art and writing,
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 43° 39.177′ N, 110° 43.101′ W. Marker is in Moose, Wyoming, in Teton County. Marker can be reached from Teton Park Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located near the Moose Visitor Center in Grand Teton National Park. Marker is in this post office area: Moose WY 83012, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen Tyng Mather (within shouting distance of this marker); Fire and Ice (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Maud Noble Cabin (approx. 0.4 miles away); A National Park Takes Root (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walk Back in Time (approx. half a mile away); A Spiritual Heart in the Park (approx. half a mile away); Menor’s Ferry (approx. half a mile away); “Mean and Menor” (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Moose.
More about this marker. A map of the Murie Ranch appears at the upper right of the marker. The location of the marker is identified. Next to it are photographs of Mardy
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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 128 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 5, 2015, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.