2018-2023 Strategic Plan

A guiding document which communicates our organizational goals, the Strategic Plan for the next five years shares the actions needed to achieve the Jackson Hole Land Trust’s mission.

Our Strategic Plan is available for the public to view, here.

Our Promise

The Land Trust created a video showcasing the broad strokes of our work. We hope you enjoy this gorgeous footage, courtesy of Orijin Media.

R Park’s 5th Annual Summer Solstice

 

Rendezvous Park (R Park), a program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, is excited to host the 5th Annual Summer Solstice Celebration on Thursday, June 21st, 5-8pm. We invite the community to celebrate the longest day of the year at the park with great food, art, and live music by Benyaro with Bo Elledge. This year’s program features activities that celebrate the nature, history, and wildlife of R Park, including the reveal of a new permanent sculpture named, ‘Flow’. The event kicks off at 5:00 PM and will go until 8:00 PM. Complimentary beverages for all ages will be available including beer from Roadhouse Brewing, wine from The Liquor Store, and 2$ tasty tacos by Streetfood JH.

“Our Annual Solstice Celebration marks the official start of summer with a unique opportunity to bring the whole community together and experience all that their local, non-profit run park has to offer,” said Laurie Andrews, President of the Jackson Hole Land Trust. “We are also thrilled to reveal, “Flow” by Thea Alvin, made possible through a partnership with JH Public Art. We don’t want to ruin the surprise but the new installation was inspired by all the movements nature offers at R Park.”

This summer’s R Park Junior Ranger activities were revamped with local partners. Kids can complete the activities to “certify” them as Rangers. Successful Junior Rangers will visit each station listed on a new interactive map to receive a hole punch to signify their participation. If each station is visited, the map can be redeemed for an R Park Junior Ranger prize. Families are invited to:

In addition, Erwin Valasquez will be hosting two free bilingual yoga classes at 6:00PM & 7:00PM. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own mats. R Park is located at the intersection of Highway 22 and the Teton-Village Road (4270 River Springs Drive, Wilson). Parking will be available at Stilson lot, and participants are encouraged to use alternative forms of transportation to attend, such as, START Bus or the community pathways.

Adult volunteers are always needed. If you would like to volunteer or learn more, contact Ellie Stratton-Brook at 307-733-4707 or ellie@jhlandtrust.org.

Read the full Press Release here: Summer Solstice Press Release

R Park Celebrates Kids to Parks Day- Join us!

 

Join us at Rendezvous ‘R’ Park to celebrate #KidsToParksDay! R Park is partnering with the Doug Coombs FoundationTeton Science Schools, and Latino Outdoors to host a day of fun. Our Junior Ranger Activity invites participants to complete a list of 6 tasks- each designed to encourage open space interaction and educate participants about the park’s characteristics. The activities available for Saturday, May 19th will be as follows:

1. Make a Wish (into the R Park pond)
2. Master a Yoga Pose (with local instructor, Erwin Velasquez)
3. Find the Ring of Fire
4. Summit the R Park Knoll
5. Learn About Wildlife
6. Identify Native Plants

Come join us to explore the park by visiting each location and learn about the nature and wildlife at R Park while becoming a Junior Ranger!

 

 

Stay up to date on R Park events by visiting our Events Calendar or by visiting our Facebook page. 

Jackson Hole Land Trust Celebrates Underground Power and Conserved Viewsheds

What a difference a year makes when the hardworking team of Lower Valley Energy and a partnership of landowners, businesses and the Jackson Hole Land Trust set their minds to improve power reliability as well as enhance the signature viewshed of the conservation easement-protected Snake River Ranch along Highway 390 leading to Teton Village and Grand Teton National Park.

Read the full press release, here.

April eNewsletter Available Online

Our April eNewsletter is now available online. Learn about our upcoming summer events, recent projects, and conservation successes.

Employment Opportunity: Summer Ambassador

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Rendezvous ‘R’ Park, a program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust, is searching for a motivated Ambassador for our 2018 Summer season. R Park provides 40-acres of reclaimed public space designed to encourage all ages to engage with nature and inspire through open space interaction.

Are you interested in sociology, environment, community conservation, or public lands/parks? Do you enjoy giving back to your community and spending time in nature? Become ‘R’ ambassador! The R Park Ambassador serves as a bridge between the visitor experience and R Park’s operations and routine maintenance. In addition, the Ambassador will gain knowledge on maintaining a non-profit park, act as a catalyst for increasing community awareness for R Park, gain experience planning and managing events, expand their content creation opportunities, and be a part of stewarding one of the Jackson’s most valuable assets.

Email a resume and short cover letter describing how your experience will help you promote the park as an ambassador and what makes R Park special to jr@jhlandtrust.org with the subject line “R Park Ambassador- (First, Last Name)”.

Jackson Hole Land Trust Purchases New Office Space at 690 Broadway Avenue

The Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT) announced today that the organization has closed on a new office space at 690 Broadway Avenue and will be moving in late summer 2018. Since the fall of 2013, the JHLT has occupied 185 East Hansen Avenue, a historic building dating back to the 1920s, owned and managed by the Lockhart Family.

For full details, see the press release, here.

Jackson Hole Land Trust Completes 313-Acre East Gros Ventre Butte Project

Today marks the completion of the third and final phase of the landscape scale East Gros Ventre Butte conservation project by the Jackson Hole Land Trust which ensures the protection of critical wildlife habitat, the connectivity of migration corridors, and that the inspiring views of the Tetons above the National Museum of Wildlife Art will remain for future generations of residents and travelers.

Read the entire press release, here.

R Park Easter Egg Hunt: Tonight!

Tonight, March 30th, for the second year in a row, Rendezvous Park will be hosting a Glow-in-the-Dark Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be from 6:30-8:30pm, featuring a regular Easter Egg Hunt at 7pm broken up into 5 different age groups. Once the regular hunts are complete, we will set up for a glow-in-the-dark hunt under the full moon that will start at approximately 8pm. Easter is a celebratory time and we welcome all community members to come enjoy warm beverages with their families. Remember to bring an Easter basket or bag to put eggs in!

The egg hunt age groups will be as follows:

    • 0-2
    • 3-4
    • 5-6
    • 7-8
    • 9 & up

Thanks to the LOR Foundation we have been able to turn gray gravel mounds into lush green hills and open fields to host this Easter Egg Hunt. Come join and experience this reclaimed community space.

R Park is a product of community feedback and its values. Thanks to the LOR Foundation, we have been able to continue reclamation of the space while keeping the park open and accessible for family-friendly activities and programming. Park improvements are made possible by the  $1.7 million grant awarded to Jackson Hole Land Trust (JHLT)  by the LOR Foundation to complete the community’s vision of the park. We are thankful to be able to continue reclamation of these 40 acres of open space for all to enjoy.

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