Two concessioners have been selected to receive contracts to provide guided backpacking services for youth within Grand Teton National Park. The contracts become effective January first. Those contractors are Wilderness Ventures, Inc and the TVRC Education Foundation which operates the Teton Valley Ranch Camp. Grand Teton National Park Spokesperson Jackie Skaggs says the new contracts extend over a ten-year period. Skaggs says the national park service Intermountain Region solicited proposals for these business opportunities through a prospectus issued August 13, 2014. Bid proposals were accepted through October 30, 2014. Then, the proposals were evaluated and selected under the provisions of the 1998 Concessions Management Improvement Act.