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.
Oct 10, 2019
A Voter’s Guide to the Nov. 2019 SPET Ballot Brought to you by the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance SPET 101: Some Basic Background Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) measures allow our community to approve (or veto) important investments in our community recommended by our elected representatives These investments are funded with the 6th penny of […]Read More
Snow King: the waiting game
Jul 2, 2019
You haven’t heard much about Snow King lately, and that’s because we’ve been in a waiting game. Our community spoke up and gave impressive public comment for a balanced future all winter, and in February, our Town Council declined the developers’ request to rubberstamp all their controversial proposals for new amusements and buildings on Forest Service land. (Great decision, Town Council!) (Check out our last big comment letter from before the […]Read More
Help fund wildlife crossings with SPET
Jun 6, 2019
This past Sunday, June 2 our community was reminded of an unfortunate truth: our roads are not permeable byways that animals can cross safely. We were reminded that our safety is also in question, and that while we go to and from, we are at risk of colliding with a large animal. This recent death […]Read More
Alliance successfully funds land-use planner position; seeks excellent applicants
May 23, 2019
The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has been deeply involved with community planning issues since its founding as the Jackson Hole Alliance for Responsible Planning 40 years ago. Alliance staff and volunteers have profoundly influenced the way that Jackson Hole has (and hasn’t) developed for decades – whether fighting bad ideas like malls in Kelly and […]Read More
Cheyenne Roundup: state legislative session recap
Mar 26, 2019
The Wyoming State Legislature just ended their session, and we had our eye on a number of the bills they considered this year. See the snapshot of key bills in this vote table, and learn more about each bill below. SF49: County zoning authority – private schools Alliance stance: Against Verdict: Passed This bill takes […]Read More
Funding for Wildlife Crossings: SPET November 2019
Mar 15, 2019
Last week, Town and County officials voted to hold a Specific Purpose Excise Tax (SPET) election in November 2019. We think this is the perfect opportunity to gather funding for wildlife crossings and implement the Teton County Wildlife Crossings Master Plan. Along with our partners at the Greater Yellowstone Coalition and Jackson Hole Wildlife Foundation, […]Read More
Explainer: Natural Resource Protections – the most under-appreciated project to protect our ecosystem
Mar 13, 2019
Explainer: Natural Resource Protections: the most under-appreciated project to protect our ecosystem Part of an ongoing series of “explainers” and FAQs about our work at the Alliance. We all know that Jackson Hole, and the entire Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, have some of the greatest natural resources in the lower 48 – if not the entire […]Read More
Dear Town & County, please prioritize our ecosystem!
Mar 12, 2019
We had the opportunity to comment on what the Town and County should include in their work plans for the coming years, and we asked them to prioritize our ecosystem. Read our comments below. March 1, 2019 Jackson Mayor and Town Council Teton County Board of County Commissioners Dear Mayor, Councilors, and Commissioners, Thank you […]Read More
Should Hog Island be developed?
Mar 11, 2019
Did you know our name used to be the “Jackson Hole Alliance for Responsible Planning”? In our 40 years as an organization we’ve expanded our work, but ensuring responsible planning in our valley is still central to our mission. When we heard about a development proposal for housing at Hog Island that would require an […]Read More
Spotlight on Clare: Connecting to Community
Mar 6, 2019
By Clare Stumpf – CLI Grad & State Bill Organizer My name is Clare, and I’ve spent 7 superb summers in Jackson, most recently as a raft guide for Lewis & Clark. I love the rush of whitewater, the exuberant guide community, and the sunny beauty of summertime. Even though it’s been great facilitating exciting outdoor experiences for families, I […]Read More
Snow King Holiday Roundup
Jan 15, 2019
Snow King Holiday Roundup In case you missed it, a lot has happened around the proposed development on Snow King in the last few weeks. Outgoing council’s last meeting – December 22 The outgoing town council wouldn’t approve a zipline landing (meaning the zipline is a “maybe,” not a “yes,” on the east side by […]Read More
Taking matters into our own hands – protecting the Van Vleck block
Dec 19, 2018
By Alyssa Friedman – Conservation Leadership Institute (CLI) Round 9 My parents, like so many parents, divorced when I was a kid. This meant they worked full time jobs, rediscovered themselves and their interests, were dating, and worked hard to provide a comfortable home for my sisters and me, which they did. But it also […]Read More
Building leaders & community through the Conservation Leadership Institute
Dec 13, 2018
We’re thrilled that this was the takeaway for the new graduates of the Conservation Leadership Institute (CLI). Congratulations to you all! We’re extremely proud of this 9th round for being a passionate, motivated group and already making real community change. Through the 12-week workshop, they gained skills in campaign planning, grassroots organizing, lobbying, communications, and more. […]Read More
Something to Celebrate: Wildlife Crossings Master Plan Complete!
May 2, 2018
This time last year, the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance held an open house to celebrate the hard work of those that were involved with the Wildlife Crossings Master Plan. Commissioned by the County, the Master Plan is a comprehensive study that identifies priority sites where wildlife crossing structures can best protect both people and wildlife […]Read More
The Alliance Presents: The State of Wildlife Report
Feb 28, 2018
Did you know the beaver abundance in Grand Teton National Park has dropped by over 80% the past 40 years? Or that an estimated 45% of historic sage-grouse habitat has been lost? How about that the Teton bighorn sheep herd persists at such low numbers because of lost migration routes due to human development? The […]Read More
Volunteers save trees & protect beaver habitat
Jul 12, 2019Beaver Fencing Project on Snow King Ave. – July 11th, 2019 By Sarah McIntosh, Alliance Intern You may have noticed a few damaged trees along Snow King Ave. as you drive, bike, or walk by Karns Meadow and have been wondering what’s been happening recently. The answer is the local beavers of Karns Meadow have [...] Read More