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.

Employment Opportunity: Administrative Associate

The Jackson Hole Land Trust is seeking to fill the position of Administrative Associate. Please see the job description for details. To apply, email a cover letter and resume to derek@jhlandtrust.org. No phone calls, please.

Submission Deadline: Friday, January 4, 2019 by 5 PM MST.

Fall/Winter Open Lands Newsletter available online

The most recent installment of our biannual newsletter, Open Lands, is now available online.

Read about our accomplishments this summer, new programming, an interview with Joe Riis, a spotlight on the importance of private land protection, and much, much more.

Catch a glimpse before it hits newsstands, here.

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. 

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)”.