Our largest virtual event ever brought local experts and decision makers together to weigh in on updating Land Development Regulations to protect bears and other wildlife in the valley.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Bear-Friendly Jackson Hole kick-off event hosted by the Alliance and our partners at Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation and Greater Yellowstone Coalition. With six expert speakers 100 attendees, it was an incredibly productive community discussion.
Watch the recording of the Bear-Friendly Event here.
The Planning Commission met on Monday December 13 for the first discussion of the updated Wildlife Feeding Land Development Regulations. These updates will require bear-resistant trash cans and securing attractants countywide. Due to technical difficulties, the meeting did not go as planned. The Planning Commission took public comment from in-person attendees (thank you to those who made it!) but could not hear from anyone on Zoom. They will resume discussion at their next meeting, December 27. We encourage everyone to email the Planning Commissioners to support the proposed update. After the Planning Commission reviews the draft, it will pass it on to the County Commissioners for a final vote.
To learn more about the specifics, read a joint comment letter submitted by the Alliance.
We were blown away with the number of attendees at the Bear-Friendly JH event. Let’s keep the momentum going and see this regulation over the finish line! Sign up for bear-friendly updates here.