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Thank you Mark!

Thank you Mark!

Mark Sullivan has spent the past six years on the Alliance Board of Directors, most recently serving as co-chair, protecting the wildlife, wild places, and community character of Jackson Hole. Though we know Mark will continue to be one of the...

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Bar J Shenanigans

Bar J Shenanigans

​Imagine if your neighbor proposed a massive development that doesn’t align with our community’s vision of a better future – as reflected in the Comprehensive Plan – or our existing land use rules, which are in place to advance our community’s...

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Our Newest Board Member

Our Newest Board Member

Here at the Alliance, we feel so fortunate to have such a professional, engaged, and impressive Board of Directors, some of whom have been a part of the organization since our founding in 1979. Adding to that tradition of exceptional board...

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Poached Powder

Poached Powder

We’ve been experiencing an especially cold and snowy winter this year. This doesn’t just mean more powder days and shoveling for us, it also takes a toll on our area wildlife. That’s why it is more important now than ever that we are mindful of...

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State of Wildlife Study Launched

State of Wildlife Study Launched

As mentioned in the Jackson Hole News&Guide, the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance recently launched the State of Wildlife study to serve as a tool for the Jackson Hole community to guide discussions and decisions relating to Jackson Hole...

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Transitioning Away from Elk Feeding

Transitioning Away from Elk Feeding

The Alliance envisions healthy, wild elk populations on healthy habitats with intact migration pathways between native summer and winter ranges. The century–long practice of feeding thousands of elk hay or alfalfa pellets in confined areas is not...

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Comment Now to Protect Grizzlies

Comment Now to Protect Grizzlies

Do you want a healthy, fully recovered grizzly bear population in the greater Yellowstone ecosystem? Do you view the expansion of grizzly bears into the southern reaches of our valley as a positive development and a conservation success we should...

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Still Time To Give

Still Time To Give

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Saturday, September 10, at the 20th annual Old Bill’s Fun Run! We loved seeing supporters rock the temporary tattoos and learning more about why you chose to support the Alliance. Remember, there is still...

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Run with the Alliance!

Run with the Alliance!

Old Bill’s Fun Run is tomorrow, September 10. If you plan to run or walk on Saturday, meet us at booth 50 (at the intersection of Broadway and Center Streets) at 9:45 a.m., or stop by and say hi anytime! Even if you are unable to attend, consider...

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What’s a WPLI?

What’s a WPLI?

Earlier this summer, the Teton County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to join the Wyoming Public Lands Initiative – also known as WPLI – and to hire the University of Wyoming’s Ruckelshaus Institute to facilitate the County’s engagement...

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Highlighting Good Work

Highlighting Good Work

Did you know that gifts through Old Bill’s Fun Run have supported 6 rounds of the Conservation Leadership Institute (CLI)? That includes 93 graduates! Here’s a little bit about another star in our growing Alliance family, CLI graduate...

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Up in the Air

Last week, EcoFlight took members of area conservation groups, including the Alliance, up in the air to get a new perspective on the on-the-ground issues for which we advocate. First, on Friday, August 12, the Alliance joined a team of...

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King Collaboration

King Collaboration

The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Alliance Executive Director Craig Benjamin.   Why the public has to get involved with Phase 2 development of the town hill. I’ve got too many great memories...

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A big day

A big day

Monday, August 1, was a big day for our community. At the Jackson Town Council evening meeting, years of hard work from the Town Council and planning staff, along with participation from numerous organizations and community members, culminated in...

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Don’t fight the facts

Don’t fight the facts

The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Alliance Executive Director Craig Benjamin.   Wildlife deserves a better chance for survival in Jackson Hole. It’s a parent’s worst nightmare: losing your...

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Cliff Creek Fire Update

Cliff Creek Fire Update

With smoke in the air once again in Jackson Hole, we are all reminded of the wild and volatile place that we call home and the feeling of helplessness that a large wildfire invokes. On Sunday, July 17, at 2:30pm the Cliff Creek Fire was reported...

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Getting Downtown Zoning Right

Getting Downtown Zoning Right

For over two years the Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance has worked with our partners and the Town Council to develop updates to our downtown (District 2) land development regulations (LDRs) which will help house our community’s middle class...

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Build it for Piper

Build it for Piper

The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Alliance Executive Director Craig Benjamin.     Vibrant communities focus on the safety of pedestrians and bicyclists. I’ve escaped a hippo attack...

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June 6th Recap

June 6th Recap

Monday, June 6, was a big day for our community. First, at the Town Council meeting at 6:00 p.m., years of hard work from various organizations and community members paid off when the Town Council took a huge step towards adopting the District 2...

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Gimme Shelter

Gimme Shelter

  The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin. From ‘crisis’ to ‘emergency,’ housing in Jackson has an even bleaker future if we don’t act now. It’s a frightening feeling not knowing...

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Thank you, EcoTour Adventures!

Thank you, EcoTour Adventures!

“The region is wonderfully alive, having a pulse and a breath!” This was the reaction of a woman after touring Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks with Taylor Phillips, owner and guide of EcoTour Adventures. Always a lover of the outdoors...

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We’ve already thought about it

We’ve already thought about it

Nearly everyone agrees downtown Jackson is the heart of our community and the economic engine of our region. Nearly everyone shares the vision of a downtown Jackson that’s vibrant and walkable with a balanced mix of housing, lodging, and...

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Protect Our Legacy

Protect Our Legacy

The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin. Unite for the Wyoming Range, but don’t stop there I’ll never forget the first time I saw the Wyoming Range. Though at the time, I had no...

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A Big Win for Wolverines

A Big Win for Wolverines

The following piece was first published in the Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin. An even bigger win for wildlife management based on science, facts, and data Wolverines are the ultimate Jackson Hole animal. Their wide...

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Housing wins!

Housing wins!

Addressing our community’s housing challenge was on everyone’s minds at last night’s Jackson Town Council meeting. Dozens of your friends and neighbors, from small business owners to those who will find themselves without a home this summer...

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What happened last Friday…

What happened last Friday…

Last Friday, the Town Council and County Commission met in a Joint Information Meeting to discuss several important issues for our community. Here’s an update of what happened at that meeting: Work Plan Twenty years ago, our community’s Natural...

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Prioritizing our Highest Priority

Prioritizing our Highest Priority

Our community values open space and wildlife; that’s why most of us choose to live, work, and play in Jackson Hole. It is also why preserving and protecting our area’s ecosystem is listed as our community’s highest priority in the Comprehensive...

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Decision Day for Downtown Jackson

Decision Day for Downtown Jackson

The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin. Housing for our middle class, or more Marriotts? It’s incredible that just one year ago Jackson was poised to become like Vail. Vail isn’t a...

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Grizzly Bears

Grizzly Bears

On March 3, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a proposal to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from protection under the Endangered Species Act. We have been working with our conservation partners to thoroughly analyze the proposed...

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Housing, or hotels?

Housing, or hotels?

One by one last Wednesday evening, they stood, walked to the podium, took a deep breath, and told the Town of Jackson Planning and Zoning Commissioners their story. They rose up and told stories of being young professionals struggling to plan for...

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(For)Got Conservation?

(For)Got Conservation?

The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin.   The blueprint is there, now citizens must ensure electeds follow it.  JACKSON HOLE, WY – I never imagined I would look forward to any...

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Time to Update

Time to Update

Twenty years ago, Windows 95 was released, the first Toy Story movie was in theaters, OJ Simpson was found not guilty of murder, and the Grateful Dead broke up. Seem like a long time ago? That was also the last time our community updated our...

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Giant News for Grizzly Bears

Giant News for Grizzly Bears

Yesterday, March 2, 2016, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service released a proposal to remove Yellowstone grizzly bears from protection under the Endangered Species Act. The Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance will collaborate with our conservation...

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Erasing Divisive Lines

Erasing Divisive Lines

The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin. While national politics are rife with displays of hate, Jackson Hole has an opportunity to be different. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Last week I did...

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The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree

The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin. As the good Earth gives, are we losing sight of what we need to protect? JACKSON HOLE, WY – It’s an ancient truth so fundamental that even a...

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Meet Maggie and Marisa!

Meet Maggie and Marisa!

We have some new faces around the Alliance office. Maggie Shipley began work as our Voter Engagement Fellow last week, and Marisa Wilson started as our Communications and Field Coordinator in mid November. Both graduated from the 5th round of the...

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Guest Opinion: Playing Safe

Guest Opinion: Playing Safe

The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin. Let’s make the best decisions possible in the backcountry, and stay alive. Jackson, WY – Our decisions have consequences. This hit home for me on...

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The Right Way to Play

The Right Way to Play

The following piece was first published in PLanet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin. Jackson, WY – It’s a moment that changed the trajectory of my life, and like other important moments in my life, it took place at a dive bar. My...

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Resolutions for a better Jackson

Resolutions for a better Jackson

The following piece originally appeared in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin on January 5, 2016. Eleven things we can do in 2016 to improve the place we call home. Jackson, WY – It’s that time of year, when we resolve to...

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Today at the Alliance!

Today at the Alliance!

Today is a big day at the Alliance. Winter closures begin today, so our Don’t Poach the Powder campaign is in full swing. Make sure you know before you go which backcountry areas are critical wildlife habitat and therefore closed to skiers...

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The Will for Moose-Wilson

The Will for Moose-Wilson

The following piece was first published in Planet Jackson Hole as a guest opinion by Craig Benjamin.   Jackson, WY – The Moose-Wilson corridor in Grand Teton National Park will always hold a special place in my heart. I’ll never forget the...

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Crosstown Traffic

Crosstown Traffic

Planet Jackson Hole, Guest Opinion – We all felt it this summer, and it didn’t feel good. Seasonal traffic congestion that was worse than ever. On one particular Wednesday, it felt utterly terrible. On Wednesday, August 5, I spent an...

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