Jessica Jaubert and her family are dedicated supporters of the JHLT’s community conservation efforts and give each year to R Park. We had the pleasure of hearing more about what community conservation means to her and her family.
JHLT: What does community conservation mean to you?
Jessica Jaubert: Connecting people to place is an essential part of community conservation, one that has a meaningful impact on our daily lives. Community conservation has the opportunity to listen to what is needed and provide spaces that reflect recreation and preservation needs.
JHLT: What originally inspired you to support R Park and the Jackson Hole Land Trust with your first gift?
JJ: Giving to R Park every year is important to our family. Spaces such as R Park provide a critical connection to nature and people, and the Jackson Hole Land Trust has taken an active role in bringing our community together to share in these experiences.
JHLT: What are your favorite things about R Park and how has your family used the space over the years?
JJ: Whether biking, paddleboarding, sledding, participating in the Winter Solstice Party, or the Kid’s Fishing Day; our family connects to nature, each other, and the community through R Park and its events. The JH Land Trust has empowered our community and organizations to interact with nature and take responsibility for cultivating a place where we can all participate in conservation.
JHLT: What is your vision for the next generation of conservation in Northwest Wyoming?
JJ: R Park is the result of reclamation work, community support, and conservation that has become a unique, nonprofit park that supports the valley’s vision. Hopefully, the future of conservation will revolve around discussions and engagements of what the community wants and how achieving those goals will instill a love of our open spaces, nature, and the connections these spaces bring to our lives.