|John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway|
|IUCN Category V (Protected Landscape/Seascape)|
|Location||Teton County, Wyoming, USA|
|Nearest city||Jackson, WY|
|Established||August 25, 1972|
|Visitors||1,137,117 (in 2003)|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
John D. Teton County is a County located in the US state of Wyoming. As of 2000 the population is 18251 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Jackson is a Town located in the Jackson Hole Valley of Teton County, Wyoming, United States. Events 1248 - The Dutch city of Ommen receives city rights and fortification rights from Otto III the Year 1972 ( MCMLXXII) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The National Park Service ( NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation Rockefeller, Jr. Memorial Parkway is a scenic road that connects Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming, United States. Grand Teton National Park is a United States National Park located in northwestern Wyoming, south of Yellowstone National Park. The State of Wyoming ( is a sparsely populated state in the western region of the United States. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the It is federally owned and managed by the National Park Service. The National Park Service ( NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation Named in remembrance of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., a conservationist and philanthropist who was instrumental in the creation and enlargement of numerous National Parks such as Grand Teton, Virgin Islands, Acadia and the Great Smoky Mountains. John Davison Rockefeller Jr (January 29 1874 &ndash May 11 1960 was a major Philanthropist and a pivotal member of the prominent Rockefeller family. A national park is a reserve of land usually declared and owned by a national Government, protected from most Human development and pollution Virgin Islands National Park is a United States National Park covering approximately 60% of the island of Saint John in the United States Virgin Acadia National Park preserves much of Mount Desert Island, and associated smaller islands off the Atlantic coast of Maine. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a United States National Park that straddles the ridgeline of the Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Blue Ridge Mountains
Created in 1972 through the authorization of the United States Congress, and consisting of 24,000 acres (97 km²), it also borders National Forest lands and is an integral part of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The United States Congress is the bicameral Legislature of the federal government of the United States of America, consisting of two houses "National forest" redirects here for the National Forest in England see National Forest England; for those in Brazil see List of Brazilian National Forests Greater Yellowstone is the last remaining large nearly intact Ecosystem in the northern Temperate zone of the Earth and is partly located in Yellowstone Caribou-Targhee National Forest borders the parkway on the west and Bridger-Teton National Forest and the Teton Wilderness forms the eastern border. Caribou-Targhee National Forest is located in the states of Idaho and Wyoming, with a small section in Utah in the United States. Bridger-Teton National Forest is located in western Wyoming, United States. Teton Wilderness is located in Wyoming, United States. Created in 1964 the Teton Wilderness is located within Bridger-Teton National Forest and consists
The land was originally National Forest and was transferred to the National Park Service from the United States Forest Service to assure an unbroken National Park connection between Grand Teton and Yellowstone. The National Park Service ( NPS) is the United States federal agency that manages all National Parks, many National Monuments, and other conservation The parkway road itself extends from the northern end of Grand Teton National Park, through the parkway lands, and then on to West Thumb Geyser Basin in Yellowstone National Park, a distance of 27 miles (43 km). The geothermal areas of Yellowstone include several Geyser basins in Yellowstone National Park as well as other geothermal features such as Hot The 24,000 acre (97 km²) park is managed by Grand Teton National Park.
The parkway is a transitional zone in terms of geology with ancient lava beds being found in the north and the granitic rocks of the Teton Range in the south. Geology (from Greek γη gê, "earth" and λόγος Logos, "speech" lit Lava is molten rock expelled by a Volcano during an eruption When first expelled from a volcanic vent it is a Liquid at Temperatures The Snake River flows through the parkway as it heads south to Jackson Lake and is considered a prime trout fly fishing area. The Snake River is a major Tributary of the Columbia River in the U Jackson Lake is a Lake located in north western Wyoming in Grand Teton National Park. Trout is the common name given to a number of Species of Freshwater Fish belonging to the Salmonidae family Fly fishing is a distinct and ancient Angling method most renowned as a method for catching Trout and Salmon, but employed today for a wide variety of As in Grand Teton and Yellowstone, grizzly bears, black bears, moose, elk, bighorn sheep and mule deer can be found here. The Grizzly Bear (Ursus arctos horribilis, also known as the Silvertip Bear, is a Subspecies of Brown bear (Ursus arctos that lives The American Black Bear ( Ursus americanus) is the most common Bear Species native to North America. The moose (North America or elk (Europe Alces alces, is the largest extant Species in the Deer family. The Red Deer ( Cervus elaphus) is one of the largest Deer species Bighorn Sheep ( Ovis canadensis) is a species of sheep in North America and Siberia with large horns which can weigh up to. The mule deer ( Odocoileus hemionus) is a Deer whose habitat is in the western half of North America. The Yellowstone fires of 1988 affected the northern sections of the parkway consuming 4,000 acres (16 km²). The Yellowstone fires of 1988 together formed the largest Wildfire in the recorded history of the U As of 2005, the forest had begun to be rejuvenated and wildlife habitat had actually increased due to better mix of meadow and forest lands. A major relocation project for the concession operation (consisting of a lodge, gas station, camp store, cabins and a campground) from along the Snake River to a point higher up and less visible from the road, was completed in 2002. Rafting is a popular activity during the summer and guided snowmobile tours use the parkway as a starting point for trips into Yellowstone during the winter.