The summer of 2012 starts the second decade of a human waste pack out program in Grand Teton National Park. Begun in 2001 to address human waste concerns in high alpine areas primarily with climbers, the program has expanded to include overnight campers, hikers and even day users. In recent years, the program has been fully funded by a grant from 1% for the Tetons that is administered by the American Alpine Club.
GTNP is recording positive results from this waste-bag give away program that also includes user education. The Park sees it as an integral part of its mission to preserve and protect our exceptional places while still inviting people from all over the world to enjoy them. Read the full report from the Park Service.