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Team Teton Gang
September 7, 2017

Teton Fault

Team Teton Gang of Four stand proudly at the bottom of the completed trench. Left to right, Jaime Delano (who is sending me, Lisa Wald, the photos and information about the activities each day), Chris DuRoss, Ryan Gold, and Rich Briggs.

Scientists digging in the Teton fault
September 6, 2017

Teton Fault

Chris, Mark, Dean, and Ryan shovel soil and rock into the wheelbarrow to remove it from the trench after the excavator has finished digging.

Exacavtor digging on the Teton trench site
September 6, 2017

Teton Fault

The first scoop! The excavator begins digging the trench on the Teton site. 

Excavotor digging on steep hill on Teton site
September 6, 2017

Teton Fault

Whoa! The slope is very steep, making for challenging digging

September 6, 2017

Excavating the Teton Trench September 2017 - Day 1

USGS scientists Rich Briggs, Ryan Gold, Chris DuRoss, and Jaime Delano spent September 5-21, 2017 outside of Jackson, Wyoming doing fieldwork at a site to collect paleoseismology data on a segment of the Teton Fault. This video shows the first day of the site excavation inside the flagged the boundaries set up by the group.

Flagging boundary of area to be trenched
September 5, 2017

Teton Fault

Rich Briggs, Ryan Gold, and Chris DuRoss flagging the boundary of the area to be trenched. Try to find Ryan - he's camouflaged!

Collecting sample for pesticide analyses, Big Horn River near Kane, WY
July 27, 2017

Collecting sample for pesticide analyses, Big Horn River near Kane, WY

Sample collection from cableway above Big Horn River near Kane, Wyoming as part of project evaluating pesticides in Wyoming.

Taking water-quality equipment to Fogarty Creek
July 7, 2017

Taking water-quality equipment to Fogarty Creek

Taking water-quality equipment to Fogarty Creek

July 5, 2017

Return of the Yellowstone Grizzly Bear

Yellowstone grizzly bears inhabit federal, state, tribal, and private lands, and long-term research requires careful coordination across governmental levels. The Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team (IGBST) is an interdisciplinary group of scientists and biologists responsible for long-term monitoring and research efforts on grizzly bears in the Greater Yellowstone

Upright petrified tree in Yellowstone National Park
July 4, 2017

Upright petrified tree in Yellowstone National Park

Upright petrified tree in Yellowstone National Park. 

View of mountain and creek from Yellowstone National Park northeast entrance road.
June 29, 2017

Amphitheater Mountain and Soda Butte Creek Yellowstone

Amphitheater Mountain and Soda Butte Creek viewed from the Yellowstone National Park northeast entrance road.