Welcome to the
Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance
Protecting the wildlife, wild places, and community character of Jackson Hole by empowering the whole community to live in balance with nature.
Since 1979, the Alliance has effectively worked to keep Jackson Hole wild and beautiful.
Now, we are building on our tradition of protecting what makes this valley special by uniting our community around a shared vision.Learn More
Calendar of Events
We are pleased to announce the following events.
Stay up to date on the latest news.
Racism, protest, and … conservation?
Jun 4, 2020
Protesters gather in the Town Square during a peaceful demonstration against racism and police brutality. Photo: Nikki Kaufman At the Alliance, as humans and Americans, we have been distressed by the latest killings of unarmed Black Americans – like the brutal murders of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor – and inspired by […]Read More
Tribal Trail: bad timing for a big price-tag
May 21, 2020
The Tribal Trail Connector – a half-mile segment connecting the existing Tribal Trail Road to Highway 22 in northern South Park – has been steadily working its way through the county’s approval process. As the date for the Board of County Commissioners to decide whether to advance the road process nears (on June 2), so […]Read More
Let’s “zip” this in the bud
May 20, 2020
Lighting to the summit. A new zip line (in addition to the other two proposed on forest land) added to the noisy menagerie of coasters, slides, and mazes by Rafferty. Late-night weddings and “group events” up to five nights a week. A gondola crowding Phil Baux Park and carting tourists to summit bars as late […]Read More
South Park’s fate is in the fine print
May 19, 2020
This week, our Town Council and Board of County Commissioners again spent nearly two hours haggling over one paragraph within the Comp Plan Update: the language for northern South Park (NSP). And it is no coincidence that the desire for drastic changes in the Comp Plan Update came after a major subdivision proposal surfaced in […]Read More
We need a 7th cent of sales tax, for COVID-19 recovery now and conservation later
May 7, 2020
In January at their annual retreat, Jackson Town Council decided to bring a 7th cent of sales tax before the voters. At the time, they’d hoped to use that revenue to fund new or additional work on affordable housing, transportation, and climate, to name a few priorities. With a dozen other conservation partners, we urged […]Read More
Heli tours aren’t a done deal
May 6, 2020
Heli tours aren’t a done deal – just a bad deal. The Airport Board just granted Tony Chambers of Wind River Air a permit to fly intrusive helicopter tours over our public lands. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) wrote to the County Commission that they “consider the matter closed.” And after repeatedly claiming that he […]Read More
A grassroots organizing story for #GivingTuesdayNow
May 5, 2020
A message from our executive director Skye Schell: I’m sure you know Giving Tuesday normally falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. This year, we’re taking part in a bonus Giving Tuesday – today – to rally global support for community organizations in the wake of the coronavirus crisis. I want to take this opportunity to […]Read More