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.
Grand Targhee seeks to expand – what does that mean for “the quiet side of the Tetons”?
Oct 1, 2020
by Chelsea Carson, Alliance conservation program manager As a resident of the Idaho side of Teton County, I cherish the amenities that come with living on the “quieter side of the Tetons,” like the slower pace, more affordable housing, and rural community character. Grand Targhee Resort has always been an integral part of that feeling, […]Read More
Let’s build the neighborhood we need, together
Sep 29, 2020
County Commission voted “no” on the Gill proposal and “yes” to a neighborhood plan so that we can build the neighborhood we need. First, we want to thank the Gills for opening this conversation and for their desire to help solve our community’s issues with their land. We also thank our County Commission for voting […]Read More
What’s next with the Gills’ proposal?
Sep 23, 2020
The Gills’ request to rezone 74 acres of rural land in order to build housing in Northern South Park is a generous gesture. This proposal gives our community a real opportunity to address the values of our Comprehensive Plan: ecosystem stewardship, responsible growth, and quality of life – including homes that our local workers can […]Read More
Wish list for water
Sep 23, 2020
Wish list for water Water quality was key to our first land use plan in 1978 – but since then, water seems to have all but disappeared in our Comprehensive Plan (Comp Plan) which guides the future growth and development of our community. Despite earnest discussions among Town Council and the Board of County Commissioners […]Read More
Let’s put the community back in our Comp Plan
Sep 14, 2020
Let’s put the community back in our Comp Plan Our community created our Comprehensive Plan – the foundational guiding document for local decision-making – to help us become the community we want to be. The Comp Plan basically acts as the blueprint for our growth and development, with goals centered around ecosystem stewardship, growth management, […]Read More
Wastewater planning needed first
Sep 10, 2020
Northern South Park has recently become the proposed site for nearly 1,000 new houses, each of which will need connection to water and sewer. Before we can even begin to analyze their value to our community, we must first ask if we can absorb that growth without further imperiling our water. As a community on […]Read More
Keeping Jackson Hole whole and wild
Sep 3, 2020
How can we keep this wild place whole? The central vision of our Comprehensive Plan (the community’s guiding document for the future) is to “preserve and protect the area’s ecosystem.” The wildness of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem draws visitors from around the world to experience our unparalleled, intact ecosystem, and the endless opportunities to get outdoors […]Read More