Living and Learning: Discover the Tetons through the Murie Legacy
Spend four weeks at Murie Ranch, the birthplace of the conservation movement, as you live like a local, learn about wildlife and conservation and take part in service projects.
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Program No. 23112RJ
27 days
Starts at
66 Meals
26 Breakfasts
21 Lunches
19 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Low Fat, Low Salt
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Jun 30, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
  • Jun 30, 2019 - Jul 26, 2019
26 nights
The Murie Ranch is the historic home of conservationists Mardy and Olaus Murie, the heart and soul of the early wilderness conservation movement. Brothers Olaus and Adolph Murie married sisters Margaret and Louise and acquired the STS Ranch in 1945. The Ranch became the setting for their research, writings, and gatherings. The brothers were pioneering wildlife biologists whose studies helped move wildlife management toward holistic management of ecosystems rather than promotion of individual species. The Murie Ranch served as a gathering place for discussion and debate among conservation leaders. The property is a natural setting located within Grand Teton National Park and boasts spectacular views of the Teton mountains, frequent wildlife sightings, and dark skies. Trails, lakes, and the Snake River are all a short drive away from the ranch. Black and grizzly bears, moose, elk, mule deer, and other wildlife frequent the property. Participants must be at ease living with wildlife. Wildlife safety training will be provided. The ranch consists of a series of rustic yet comfortable cabins. All cabins are served by a common, newly renovated bath house with hot water and high water pressure. The bath house has a men's and a women's side, each with two stalls and two showers and equipped with a hairdryer. It is a short walk from the cabins; participants should bring headlamps or flashlights to help them navigate pathways after dark. Laundry facilities are available on site for a small fee. The Murie Ranch will take you back to a simpler time, when entertainment came in the form of back porch conversations and storytelling around the campfire. The camp-like atmosphere fosters friendships and will leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired!
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