August E-Newsletter Available Online!

Our August Field Notes e-newsletter is available online! In this issue, you can read a message from our Executive Director; about the upcoming Old Bill’s Fun Run and other exciting late summer events; a recap on View22: Open Studio; a synopsis of the Annual Picnic and Teton Food Tour; the announcement of the Green River Valley Program; the Executive Summary of the Community Assessment; and a welcome to one of our new Open Space Council members: Bobby Thomson.

Executive Summary of Flitner Strategies Community Assessment now available!

In 2011, the Jackson Hole Land Trust partnered with Flitner Strategies for a community assessment focused on measuring awareness of our organization and our work in the community. The information stimulated the launch of our Forever Our Valley campaign, which strategically aimed to raise recognition and visibility for JHLT and educate the community about our conservation work.

Fast-forward to spring of 2016, when we wanted to measure the effectiveness of the Forever Our Valley campaign and to identify the priorities of the community and our work’s relevance to the community. What unfolds is the following assessment, which provides us with a better understanding of the next steps we at the Land Trust need to take in order to better communicate, educate, and engage with residents and visitors of Jackson.

Read the full analysis here.

 

KHOL 89.1 interview with Laurie Andrews

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016, Jackson Hole Land Trust’s Executive Director Laurie Andrews spoke with KHOL 89.1 regarding the recent announcement of JHLT’s unification with Green River Valley Land Trust. The newly formed Green River Valley Program will guarantee sustainable stewardship of 58 easements totaling 32,000 acres in perpetuity. “Sublette County is just a jewel as far as wildlife and agricultural lands,” says Laurie Andrews. Officially launching on October 1st, the Green River Valley Program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust will “make certain that [the preserved land] has a secure future.”

You can listen to the full interview here: https://soundcloud.com/891fmkhol/khol-jh-land-trust-takes-on-32000-acres-in-sublette-county.

JHLT unites with the Green River Valley Land Trust!

Jackson Hole Land Trust is proud to announce that we will be accepting a transfer of 58 easements totaling 32,000 acres from the Green River Valley Land Trust. The easements will be held by the Jackson Hole Land Trust under the organization’s new Green River Valley Program, protecting the future of Sublette County’s open spaces, ranching lands, and wildlife habitat. The Green River Valley Program will guarantee sustainable stewardship of important conservation lands and will allow for additional opportunities for preservation of our greater region. The incorporation of the Green River Valley Land Trust into Jackson Hole Land Trust’s Green River Valley Program will begin on October 1, 2016.

Read the full Press Release for more information.

 

View22: Open Studio

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The Jackson Hole Land Trust is excited to announce the fourth year of the View22 Project, which once again unites art and conservation with local artists creating place-based art on JHLT protected properties to raise awareness of the importance of open space protection.

The concept for 2016 – View22: Open Studio – is an exploration of Jackson Hole Land Trust properties that are open to the public and/or access friendly for artists as well as others to enjoy and experience. 20 local artists will be creating one or two pieces from the 13 designated locations depicted above and will share their experiences painting on conservation land through stories and photos on our interactive View22 blog.

The project will culminate with a final exhibit and art sale at the Land Trust’s 36th Annual Picnic on August 14th. 30% of proceeds will be donated by the artists in support of the Jackson Hole Land Trust. For inquiries regarding art sales, please contact Roxy Pierson at roxanne@jhlandtrust.org or 307.733.4707.

Read the full press release here.

Jackson Hole Land Trust unites with the Green River Valley Land Trust

Jackson Hole Land Trust is proud to announce that we will be accepting a transfer of 58 easements totaling 32,000 acres from the Green River Valley Land Trust. The easements will be held by the Jackson Hole Land Trust under the organization’s new Green River Valley Program, protecting the future of Sublette County’s open spaces, ranching lands, and wildlife habitat. The Green River Valley Program will guarantee sustainable stewardship of important conservation lands and will allow for additional opportunities for preservation of our greater region. The incorporation of the Green River Valley Land Trust into Jackson Hole Land Trust’s Green River Valley Program will begin on October 1, 2016. Read the full Press Release for more information, as well as coverage from Buckrail on August 15 and the Jackson Hole News & Guide on August 17.