Take the PlayCleanGo Pledge to Stop Invasive Species
Stop what you’re doing and take the PlayCleanGo pledge with us! Pledge to “arrive clean and leave clean” this summer. Anglers, boaters, hikers, bikers, campers, horseback riders, and off-roaders can help prevent the spread of invasive plants and animals.
Meet Our Team: Kelsey Mitchell, Biologist
Meet Kelsey Mitchell, our biologist at TCWP! Learn how her passion for science is driving her to expand our lab capabilities and solve real-world problems in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem.
Ice Fishing — A Sneaky Culprit For Spreading Invasive Species
Ice Fishing this winter? Here's a friendly #PlayCleanGo reminder.. believe it or not, winter sports like ice fishing are an overlooked avenue for invasive species.
Weed of the Month: Canada Thistle
Canada thistle can be a real pain in our side—literally and figuratively! Sometimes you’ll feel it before you even see it. Canada thistle is difficult to control and quite unpleasant to the touch. Even if you’re wearing thick jeans, the long, sharp thistles of this plant can penetrate through clothing, leaving a stinging sensation.
Meet our Team: Mark Daluge (2022)
Meet our Assistant Supervisor, Mark Daluge. He’s been with TCWP for 12 years and transformed many parts of our programs. After trekking up and down East Gros Ventre Butte ten years ago to treat cheatgrass via backpack sprayer, he vowed never to treat cheatgrass that way again.
Mikenna just finished her second master’s degree
Mikenna completed her second master’s degree this summer while juggling many tasks at TCWP. Her role as entomologist is vital to our west nile virus detection services for the county. You can find her behind a computer, looking through a microscope in the lab, or out surveying in the field. Want to get to know how Mikenna does it all? Read further for a Q&A with our favorite entomologist.
Weed of the Month: Baby's Breath
August was prime wedding season here in Jackson. Between May and October, Teton County sees numerous destination weddings, elopements, and other special occasions. While these events are moments of celebration for most people, they can also be the source of invasive plant infestations. Even if you’ve never heard of baby’s breath you’ve probably seen it in a bouquet before.
Protect our Water Resources and Become a Trout Friendly Lawn Ally
Our behaviors impact the ecosystem around us—and landscaping is no different. Thankfully, there are many local businesses in our county that seek to protect our waterways from detrimental lawn practices such as fertilization and overwatering. “Excess nutrients can lead to increased algae and aquatic plant growth, which can harm aquatic habitats and disrupt the ecosystem.” Collectively, individuals, businesses, organizations, and government departments in Teton County are committed to trout friendly lawn practices.