Employment Opportunity: Office Receptionist

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is seeking to fill the position of Office Receptionist. Please see the attached job description for details.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to derek@jhlandtrust.org. No phone calls please.

Million Dollar May brings campaign closer to reality

The partners of the Save Genevieve campaign are excited to announce Million Dollar May.

A NEW local family has been deeply inspired by the demonstration of support and the vision of the community to preserve the greenspace, character, and historic buildings of the Genevieve Block, located at 155 E Broadway Ave in downtown Jackson. They have offered $1,000,000 if the campaign secures 1,000 new gifts– of any size – by the end of May 2019.

Read the full press release, here.

Save Genevieve Campaign Garners Broad Community Support

The partners of the Save Genevieve campaign are excited to announce that the community responded with enthusiasm and generosity to the project plan presented to them at the Save Genevieve neighborhood meeting and block party on the evening of Friday, April 26th. When an anonymous donor offered to contribute $100,000 if 100 people stepped up to donate on the day of the event, 335 community members rose to the challenge, donating just over $240,000 to the Save Genevieve campaign on Friday alone.

We still have a long way to go. Show your support at SaveGenevieve.org.

Read the full press release here.

Genevieve Block Project

For project details, fundraising timeline, and to stay up-to-date on announcements, visit the Genevieve Block Project website.

Read the cover article from the Jackson Hole News & Guide, here.

Learn the call-to-action and project partners in the editorial section’s guest shot from April 17, 2019, here.

Protection Update: Wapiti Junction

The Green River Valley Program of the Jackson Hole Land Trust completed our first conservation easement since the GRVLT/JHLT merger.

The Wapiti Junction Conservation Easement protects two parcels totaling about 40 acres in the Hoback Ranches subdivision, located north of the Hoback Rim about 4 miles from Bondurant. This easement, donated by Bob Hover, provides crucial habitat for moose and elk, as well as seasonal habitat for mule deer.

While the property was tragically completely burned during last year’s Roosevelt Fire, the conservation values of the open space are intact. The fire reclamation process will provide opportunities for the Land Trust to gather valuable data while monitoring and studying the vegetative succession.

We are grateful to Mr. Hover for this generous conservation donation and we look forward to partnering with him on the property’s recovery and redevelopment process.

Employment Opportunity: R Park Ambassador

The Jackson Hole Land Trust and R Park are currently hiring for the position of R Park Ambassador. For more information, see the job description.

To apply please email a resume and short cover letter describing how your previous experiences 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)”.

Landowner Spotlight

Private landowners are critical pieces in Northwest Wyoming’s conservation puzzle. Easement-holding landowners are essential to our work.

We are excited to share their stories with you through this series, highlighting one of our landowner partners each quarter to learn more about what conservation and open spaces mean to them and their families.

This spotlight features the Young Family, owners of the 105-acre Feuz Ranch, protected since 2004, located in Buffalo Valley, Wyoming.

In 1910, Chris Young’s family established a homestead in the area, and in the 1930’s her father purchased the ranch in Buffalo Valley that Chris was raised on and the Young’s now operate. With her grandchildren growing up in the same house that she did, Chris finds great satisfaction teaching another generation how to work the land. The Youngs also have grandkids that live most of the year in Cody, Wyoming, and spend their summers in Buffalo Valley to help with the ranch.

As they graze livestock, cut hay, flood irrigate, fix fence, and control weeds on nearly 1200 acres between their family’s property and the Hatchet Ranch, there is always plenty of work for everyone. Many local producers have moved away from raising cow-calf pairs due to the long hours and nights involved with the spring calving, but the Youngs still persist with this practice, just as they do through these seemingly endless winters. While others lose the horizon in the blowing snow, the Youngs remain steady.

While Chris and Jerome work hard to keep life the way it has been for years, they do notice some changes in Buffalo Valley. The noxious weed situation has become much worse and requires a lot of work to keep in check. She also notes that the past decade has seen increased pressure from wolves during calving season in the spring. In order to reduce predation on the new calves, they have a camper out in the calving pasture and Jerome camps out with the birthing cows to ward off un-welcome wildlife.

To help protect the open lands, rich wildlife habitat, and agricultural heritage of the Feuz Ranch, the Jackson Hole Land Trust purchased a conservation easement from the Youngs in 2004. We would like to extend a hearty thanks to Chris and Jerome and their family for their tireless stewardship of the extraordinary working landscape that is the Buffalo Valley.

See Feuz on our interactive map.

Employment Opportunity: Major Gifts Officer

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is seeking to fill the position of Major Gifts Officer. Please see the attached job description for details.

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to alowery@jhlandtrust.org.

No phone calls, please.

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.