The Muse Stand was designed to protect cottonwood trees, a favorite haunt for golden eagles, from the large elk herds during the winter. The costs were contributed by members of the Jackson Hole Bird Club and other friends of Meg and Bert Raynes.
The Muse Stand is located in the National Elk Refuge just east of the National Museum of Wildlife Art.
The National Elk Refuge provides, preserves, restores, and manages winter habitat for the nationally significant Jackson Elk Herd as well as habitat for endangered species, birds, fish, and other mammals.
The National Museum of Wildlife Art, founded in 1987, is a Jackson Hole museum holding more than 5,000 artworks representing wild animals from around the world. Featuring work by prominent artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Andy Warhol, Robert Kuhn, John James Audubon, and Carl Rungius, the Museum’s unsurpassed permanent collection chronicles much of the history of wildlife in art, from 2500 B.C. to the present.