Schwabachers Landing: Grand Teton National Park’s Greatest Hidden Gem

By on June 30, 2014 Categories: Wildlife Safari

Schwabackers LandingThe beavers have been busy this summer at Schwabacher’s Landing in Grand Teton National Park, just north of the town of Moose, WY. A side road off of highway 89 winds down the glacial terraces of the Snake River to this slow-moving wetland which attracts abundant wildlife, including moose, beaver, muskrat, and all manner of songbirds and waterfowl. This summer has seen remarkable beaver activity in particular. On a recent visit with guests, we witnessed five or more beavers in and out of the water, building dams, moving large rocks, and stripping and eating bark from a cottonwood twenty inches in diameter! It is no wonder that biologists commonly say Castor canadensis alters its habitat more than any other mammal- with the exception of Homo erectus, of course.

-Staff Naturalist Kenny Hadden