Happy Thanksgiving from the Jackson Hole Land Trust!


“Joys come from the simple and natural things; mist over meadows, sunlight on leaves, the path of the moon over water. Even rain and wind and stormy clouds bring joy.” -Sigurd F. Olson

In this season of thanks, we are grateful for the simple and the natural things. Joy comes in all shapes and sizes in Wyoming, from the smallest quaking aspen leaf to the biggest bull moose. Thank you for finding joy in the simple things and for your commitment to keeping the land open and natural.

Happy Thanksgiving from the Jackson Hole Land Trust!

Photograph by Sam Parks

2016 Fall/Winter Open Lands Newsletter Available Online!


Fall/Winter 2016: Reaching New Heights

Our Fall/Winter Open Lands Newsletter, “Reaching New Heights,” is now available online! This installment celebrates the connections between our hardworking community and the Jackson Hole Land Trust. Find out more about the results from the recent ‘Community Assessment,’ dive into our recent exciting announcement of the new Green River Valley Program, explore a recap of the creativity we saw in this summer’s View22 and FoundSpace projects, take a moment to remember the late Howard Stirn of R Lazy S Ranch, and read a message from the Chair of the Board.

Winter Solstice Celebration

December 21st, the Winter Solstice, is an astronomical phenomenon marking the shortest day and the longest night of the year, often considered the “extreme of winter.” Worldwide, interpretation of the event varies across cultures. Many come together to recognize rebirth involving holidays, festivals, gatherings, rituals, and more.

In Jackson Hole, annual festivities are held at Rendezvous Park. Bring your family and friends anytime between from 5–8 pm. It will be a magical night not to miss! Please RSVP to Park Director Elisabeth Rohrbach at [email protected] or (307) 733-3913.


This year, Cathedral Voices Choir will sing carols around a bonfire and Wyoming Stargazing will show you the planets up close with their telescopes. There will also be a special seasonal glow installation provided by Jackson Hole Public Art.

There will also be warm drinks, chili, and of course sledding!

As a 501(c)3 nonprofit, RLC’s work is made possible thanks to support and donations. It would be a pleasure to share more information about our work. Please contact us with any questions.

Donations can be made by check and sent via USPS to PO Box 6430 | Jackson, WY 83002 or by credit card online. For up-to-date information visit our blog and sign-up for our monthly eNewsletter.