Are you visiting Jackson Hole anytime between February 20th & March 8th?
Are you interested in a creative and fun way to “give back” to Jackson Hole’s wild character during your vacation?
Consider volunteering on Moose Day with the Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation! You’ll join JHWF staff and wildlife biologists as they search for moose in Jackson Hole.
Moose Day is a citizen-science project and collaborative effort with Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) where volunteers spend one morning searching for and counting moose on a pre-assigned parcel in the Jackson Hole valley. Moose counted by volunteers are included in the annual WGFD population estimate for the iconic Jackson Moose Herd.
What You Can Do?
• FEBRUARY 15th, 6-7 pm
Virtual Pre-Moose Day Identification Session with Wyoming Game and Fish. (Attendance is not required to participate in Moose Day). Learn all you’ve ever wanted to know (and more) about moose in Wyoming! Free and open to the public. Register below.
• March 2, 8 – 11 am
Volunteer on Moose Day. Help us survey for moose by walking a loop at the Cache Creek Trailhead in Jackson Hole. Register below.
• FEBRUARY 20 – March 8
Can’t attend Moose Day but want to participate? You can collect valuable data on your own schedule using our wildlife observation collection app during your visit. Inquire below.
Moose Day is March 2
The moose data that you submit as a citizen-scientist helps wildlife managers better understand the health of the Jackson Hole Moose Herd and enables them to make decisions that will preserve this iconic herd into the future.
Plus, a winter’s day searching the valley for moose is a great way to get out and explore what the wild lands of Jackson Hole have to offer! We’ll keep an eye out for other wildlife like Trumpeter Swans, Otters and more!
No wildlife identification experience is necessary. Registration is required. Volunteers of the in person event will be capped at 25 participants.
Please note: Volunteers are responsible for ensuring their own transportation and safeguarding themselves from the elements during this activity. Please check the weather before you join and bring/wear appropriate clothing for the elements.
Moose Day 2024
Are you here on March 2nd? Come to Moose Day!
Join us for a winter day of moose spotting in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Team up with experienced wildlife managers in search for these majestic creatures. This is your chance to spend time out in nature and observe wild animals in their natural habitat. Space is limited to 25 participants, so don’t miss out! Sign up now by calling 307-739-0968 or registering below. Don’t wait!
Help Us Collect Data
Visiting between February 20 and March 8th? Help on your own schedule.
Contribute to wildlife conservation on your own time. First, join us for our virtual Pre-Moose Day Identification Session. Then you can use our wildlife observation collection app during your visit so that you can collect data on your own schedule. This is an opportunity to observe moose in their natural habitat, learn about their behavior, and collect valuable data that can be used for research and conservation efforts. Spend part of your vacation time helping these majestic creatures. Don’t miss out – register now below.
How do I sign-up?
To sign up for the pre-Moose Day event (virtual) or the Hosted Moose Day (outside), email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 307-739-0968.
Signups are limited.
What do I need to bring?
Volunteers must wear warm winter clothes (hats, jacket, gloves, snow boots, etc.) Binoculars are highly recommended. This is a volunteer opportunity and NOT a wildlife tour. Volunteers must provide their own vehicles.
Where can I get more information?
Check out this report from last year’s Moose Day to get a better sense of the project.
What if I’m not available on the day of the event, but would still like to participate?
Volunteers not able to attend Hosted Moose Day in person on March 2nd may complete a survey on their own time up to one week after. Please contact email@example.com or 307-739-0968 for details on data collection protocol and to receive an assigned parcel to survey.