JHLT protects 191 acres in Teton County in 2018

THe JHLT protected three properties totaling 191 acres throughout Teton County over the past year, with conservation gains for wildlife habitat, migration corridors and ranching heritage. This acreage adds to the existing 55,000 acres of Land Trust protected conservation easements across Northwest Wyoming.

Read the full press release, here.

Slide into R Park

Slide into R Park

“Slide into R Park” is a collaborative program between Rendezvous Park (R Park), a program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, Slideluck Youth Initiative, the Art Association of Jackson Hole, Teton County Library, and Latino Outdoors to empower the bilingual youth of Jackson by utilizing R Park to develop and inspire visual storytelling skills with onsite photography lessons connecting storytelling and conservation of open spaces.

Why R Park?

“Slide into R Park” is a program to foster stewardship and conservation ethics in the next generation of conservationist through a visual storytelling course and help integrate the community with intercultural programming. R Park is a Jackson Hole Land Trust community conservation project designed to encourage all ages to engage with nature and inspire through open space interaction. This program will help promote the park’s reclamation and conservation story from a gravel pit to community gem.

Why photography?

Photography is a popular mechanism for experiencing the outdoors in Jackson, yet many of the galleries, social spheres, and professionals associated with this medium are out of reach to the Latino community. This program will give social mobility to the Latino community through the bilingual students’ participation and build upon the commonality of photography to integrate the Jackson community. The final exhibit locations will introduce new audiences to R Park through the students’ photography, creating a dialogue to bridge the gap between the Anglo and Latino communities of Jackson.

This program is funded by the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole, the Center of Wonder and the Jackson Hole Land Trust.


About Partners

Jackson Hole Land Trust
Lead Project Director/Contact Person Name: Jr Rodriguez, Community Conservation Manager/R Park Director: jr@jhlandtrust.org
Managed by a non-profit, Rendezvous Park provides 40-acres of reclaimed public space designed to encourage all ages to engage with nature and inspire through open space interaction. The Jackson Hole Land Trust is a private nonprofit that was established in 1980. We work to protect and steward the treasured landscapes of Northwest Wyoming.

Slideluck, specifically Slideluck Youth Initiative
Slideluck is a 501c3 NYC non-profit arts organization dedicated to building and strengthening community through food and art. Slideluck Youth Initiative (SLYI) is an after-school photography program where hands-on instructors foster creative expression and empower students through the fundamentals of photography and multimedia storytelling.

Center of Wonder
Inspired by wonder, we empower creative leaders and advocate for the arts in Jackson Hole.

Art Association of Jackson Hole
The Art Association of Jackson Hole is dedicated to encouraging a vital, creative community by providing everyone with exposure to, education in and enjoyment of a wide variety of art experiences.

Community Foundation of Jackson Hole
To improve lives through philanthropic leadership by:
• Providing superior donor services
• Making grants that positively impact the community
• Ensuring sustainability of the philanthropic community
• Acting as a leader, catalyst and resource

About Instructor
Lina Collado is a trilingual photojournalist, she completed her BFA with a degree in Visual Communications & Graphic Design and a master’s degree in Film with a concentration in Production and Screenwriting at Columbia University School of Arts, in New York, NY.  Lina is currently also creating her first multisensory exhibit at the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson, WY titled Somos de Aquí: The Enduring Wildlife of Puerto Rico. The exhibit will be exhibited between May 3, 2019 and August 27, 2019 focusing on four endangered species and two nationally protected areas, alongside several conservation heroes who are fighting to protect these species against a declining economy.