Last week, EcoFlight took members of area conservation groups, including the Alliance, up in the air to get a new perspective on the on-the-ground issues for which we advocate.
First, on Friday, August 12, the Alliance joined a team of conservation advocates and citizens working to protect our American public lands by accompanying County Commissioner Natalia Macker on the flight and pointing out the important wilderness areas that dot Jackson Hole. As the Teton County Commission continues to engage in the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative moving forward, this was an opportunity to look at these important lands from a new perspective and serve as a reminder of their need for protection.
Then, on Saturday, August 13, another Alliance staff took flight to visually observe and photograph the connections for wildlife as a reference for future planning projects. As the county works to update their Natural Resources Regulations this coming year, this was an opportunity to observe and document some of these key, important connections.
EcoFlight is a non-profit based out of Aspen, Colorado, whose mission is to educate and advocate for the protection of remaining wild lands and wildlife habitat through the use of small aircraft. The Alliance appreciated the opportunity to join other area groups, including the Greater Yellowstone Coalition, in viewing our area resources from such a stunning vantage point and know the opportunity will serve our mission to protect the wildlife, wild places, and community character of Jackson Hole.
Thanks, EcoFlight! You can learn more about EcoFlight here.