Teton County Weed and Pest
Teton Science Schools
Teton Raptor Center
Project: Map Invasives Jackson Hole
Are interested in helping TCWP find invasive species?
Check out our new volunteer training!
While prevention is the first line of defense, it is nearly impossible to stop all invasive species. Therefore, Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR) is the second line of defense in managing these plants. By employing EDRR tactics we will be more efficiently protecting our resources by decreasing habitat destruction. Over time this method can greatly conserve cost because it targets small infestations before they become too expensive and extensive to treat. Our hope is that we can find and stop these invaders before a large amount of damage is done to the native plant communities. This is a great opportunity to incorporate trained citizen scientists to lend their eyes and report priority invasive species to the Teton County Weed & Pest District (TCWP).
The message of reporting high priority invasive species to our District is emphasized in all of TCWP’s education and outreach efforts. This project is designed to increase EDRR efforts by training local volunteers on twelve high-priority noxious weed species. These 12 species are: saltcedar, leafy spurge, Dyer’s woad, common St. Johnswort, rush skeletonweed, oxeye daisy, common tansy, whitetop/hoarycress, Dalmatian toadflax, yellow toadflax, spotted knapweed, and field bindweed. The first 4 listed are the highest priority and we will ask volunteers to report them anywhere in Teton County. The remaining 8 species are more common and we will ask volunteers to report only if found 50 feet beyond all roadsides and ½ mile beyond any trailheads. TCWP maintains an extensive mapping database of weeds present on roadsides and trailheads since most are transported by human activities.
We will be training volunteers to use EDDMapS West website and mobile application for reporting of the targeted species. Please call 733-8419 to sign up for one of our trainings. Limit 20/class! Map Invasive Training Dates: Light food and drinks will be served
July 21st - 5:30-7:30 pm Teton County Library Auditorium
July 30th - 5:30-7:30 pm Teton County Library Auditorium
Teton Science Schools' mission is to connect people, nature and place through education, science and stewardship. Our organization has educated, trained and inspired thousands of children, youth and adults, bringing them together through the study of nature and place-based education. We serve students from across Wyoming, the Intermountain West, the nation and around the world.
Teton Raptor Center helps birds of prey through education, conservation and rehabilitation.
Teton Raptor Center is a non-profit organization of conservation biologists, veterinarians, wildlife rehabilitators, educators and volunteers, working together to help birds of prey and promote environmental health through veterinary care and rehabilitation, educational programs and conservation research. We are located at the historic Hardeman Ranch, a Jackson Hole Land Trust protected property in Wilson, Wyoming. Our work has three key components:
- Education - Teton Raptor Center provides classroom and assembly programs for schools, as well as natural history and raptor ecology programs for students of all ages. During the spring of 2014, Teton Raptor Center, in partnership with Nature Mapping Jackson Hole, launched "Talon Nights," a series of raptor identification classes.
- Conservation - Teton Raptor Center partners with wildlife biologists, public land agencies, naturalists, students and community members to protect and sustain healthy populations of birds of prey and raptor habitat.
- Rescue and Rehabilitation - Teton Raptor Center takes in injured, ill and orphaned birds of prey year-round, providing veterinary care and rehabilitation in an effort to return raptors to the wild. If you find an injured raptor, please call our Injured Raptor Line: 307.200.6019.