Nature Mapping Jackson Hole

Nature Mapping Jackson Hole is a group of volunteer citizens working collectively to create a long-term dataset containing wildlife observations. When everyone contributes a small amount of data, the end result is enormous. Nature Mapping Jackson Hole strives to fill wildlife observation and distribution needs not already covered by state and federal agencies or local research organizations.

A History Thanks to Meg and Bert Raynes

Nature Mapping Jackson Hole was begun in 2009 by a group of dedicated volunteers and local biologists under the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund. In 2011, a cooperative relationship between the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation and the Meg and Bert Raynes Wildlife Fund began in order to build on the initial success of the Nature Mapping Jackson Hole program.

Nature Mapping Jackson Hole Database

Nature Mapping Jackson Hole strives to fill wildlife observation and distribution needs not already covered by state and federal agencies or local research organizations. Creating a long-term dataset on all species, collecting data on private and public lands, and providing able bodies to work collaboratively with other research organizations on projects that lack resources, are niches Nature Mapping is striving to fill in Jackson Hole’s wildlife-rich community.

Goals of Nature Mapping Jackson Hole

Nature Mapping Jackson Hole is a long-term, citizen science research project with the goals of:

  1. Keeping common species common (studying all species not just high-profile species or species of concern).
  2. Increasing citizen’s knowledge of and appreciation for wildlife in Teton County, WY.
  3. Engaging citizens in long-term wildlife data collection.
  4. Informing management decisions that favor wildlife sustainability.
  5. Contribute data to the Wyoming Game & Fish Department's Wildlife Observation System (WOS) to augment state data.


Please be aware of Nature Mapping Data Collection Guidelines Related to Private Property