The Alliance received a grant award from the Wyoming Community Foundation to provide funding for our Teton County Coexistence Wildlife Monitoring Report
In 2012, the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance launched the Wild Neighborhoods program, a coalition of Teton County residents, non-profits, agencies, and government entities with the common goal of reducing conflict and promoting coexistence with wildlife. Our Wild Neighborhoods program accomplishes these goals through proactive community engagement, including distributing informational brochures, hosting outreach events, sharing communications with coexistence messaging, and maintaining an interactive website with practical tips to make homes and neighborhoods more wildlife friendly. With ongoing growth in resident population, visitation, development, and recreation in Teton County, the Wild Neighborhoods program is more critical than ever.
This year, the Wild Neighborhoods program began work to create the first ever Teton County Wildlife Coexistence Community Monitoring Report. The grant from the Wyoming Community Foundation will help support the finalization of the report as well as its publication and distribution. The report is set for publication later this fall and will combine key indicators and expert interviews gathered by our Wildlife Research Fellowship participant over the past year. The report will track our community’s successes and challenges in coexisting with wildlife so we may learn as a community how to reduce conflicts.
To learn more about Wild Neighborhoods, visit wildneighborhoods.org.