Jenny Lake Rangers
Contributions to the Jenny Lake Rangers Fund help search and rescue activities in Grand Teton National Park. Donations support a variety of activities including: providing the highest-quality alpine search and rescue training to rangers, enhancing the park's ability to procure and replace SAR equipment and acquire new technology, and assisting the park's public education programs that promotes safety.
Boyd Evison Graduate Fellowship
The Evison Fellowship was established in memory of Boyd Evison after his death in October, 2002, and created to honor Boyd’s extensive and dedicated service to both the National Park Service (NPS) and Grand Teton Association. Evison retired in 1994 from an exemplary 42-year career with the NPS and soon after began a second career as executive director for the GTA, a non-profit park partner dedicated to aiding interpretive, educational, and research programs for Grand Teton National Park.
Boyd’s vision was to establish baseline information on the biodiversity and natural conditions of the Greater Yellowstone Region. This information would ultimately serve as a reference point for all future research in the area and would help shape wise management decisions.
Evison Fellowships provide tuition assistance and a yearly stipend to cover travel and field research costs; Grand Teton offers housing and office space for students during field sessions. The goal of the fellowship is to encourage scientific and conservation-related research in national parks. It invites highly motivated, graduate students to conduct research within Grand Teton and the Greater Yellowstone Area, and it supports study leading to a master’s or Ph.D. degree in the biosciences, geosciences or social sciences.
The variety of projects funded has been inspiring. From Bison DNA testing and butterfly studies, to soundscapes in Grand Teton and thermal soils in Yellowstone, the range of research by recipients of the fund have gone on to impressive careers in science, while providing useful research to resource managers in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.